Monterosso al Mare

Monterosso al Mare is a charming seaside town situated on the Italian Riviera in the region of Liguria. It is the largest of the five villages that make up the famous Cinque Terre area. Monterosso is known for its stunning beaches, picturesque streets, and colorful buildings that line the coast. Visitors to Monterosso can enjoy a range of activities, from swimming and sunbathing to exploring the historic town center and sampling delicious local cuisine.

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Beaches: Monterosso al Mare has two main beaches, Fegina and Monterosso beach. Fegina is a long, sandy beach that is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Monterosso beach, on the other hand, is a mix of sand and pebbles, with crystal-clear waters that are perfect for snorkeling.

Cultural Highlights/Events:

  1. The Monterosso Wine Festival - This annual festival takes place in September and celebrates the local wine, with wine tastings, food stalls, and live music.

  2. The Feast of San Giovanni Battista - This festival takes place in June and celebrates the patron saint of Monterosso. There are processions, music, and fireworks.

  3. The Art Trail - This scenic trail takes visitors through the town and showcases local art and sculptures.

Hospitality on and off the beaches:

Monterosso al Mare offers a range of hospitality options, from beachfront hotels and apartments to charming bed and breakfasts and guesthouses. Visitors can also enjoy delicious local cuisine at the many restaurants and cafes that line the streets of the town.


By car: Monterosso al Mare is located approximately 120 km south of Genoa and 60 km north of La Spezia. The town is accessible via the A12 motorway, with the nearest exit being at Carrodano-Levanto. From there, it is a short drive to Monterosso.

By plane: The nearest airport is Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, which is approximately 85 km north of Monterosso. Alternatively, Pisa International Airport is approximately 115 km to the south. From either airport, visitors can rent a car or take a train to Monterosso.