Discovering Monterosso – Cinque Terre

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Monterosso al Mare

Monterosso al Mare

Monterosso al Mare
Crystalline water, plentiful restaurants and small hotels and the area’s only sandy beach make Monterosso al Mare the most resort-oriented stop of the Cinque Terre. The last of the five villages along the Cinque Terre strip, Monterosso al Mare is the most visited, largely because it has the only sizable sand beach and the biggest hotels. Though it can get very crowded with tourists during the peak summer months, Monterosso is still delightful. The old town area, separated from the more modern resort area by the Aurora tower, is home to the ruins of a medieval castle and San Francesco church, which houses an important Van Dyck painting of the crucifixion. Day beds and umbrellas are available for rent on the crowded strand, popular with both tourists and locals, especially midsummer.

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