The last stretch of the Ligurian Riviera di Levante, which runs from Mesco promontory at the tip of St. Peter and includes the 5 Terre, has an ancient history.
The earliest finds date back perhaps to the Paleolithic, but the dating is uncertain.
The Cinque Terre are today, one of the main tourist attractions in Italy. The beauty of the places, the opportunities and facilities offered annually attract tourists from all over the world, attracted by the possibility to visit places of great artistic and natural, just a short journey from here.
The main city is La Spezia, large marina and fishing port, a city rich in history and three major museums to visit, like the Amedeo Lia Museum, the Museum of the Seal and the Naval Museum.
To the east of the 5 Terre, Portovenere and Lerici, charming seaside villages make this side of the neighboring coast fascinating and spectacular.
To the west, in the Riviera Ligure of Levante, overlooking the sea two typical villages in Liguria Portofino and Camogli, reachable by car, by train and during the summer with the boat, which offers a breathtaking view of the long-coast, between cliffs overlooking the crystalline sea and seabed.
Inside, the green countryside of the Val di Vara, known as "The Valley of the villages round" will accompany the visitor, including paths sentieristici, Statue Stele, mountain-biking, bird watching and canoeing.
Art cities like Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Genoa, Bologna, Parma and Milan, are just some of the destinations that tourists can easily reach the 5 Terre.