About the destination

The Cinque Terre is a national park in northwestern Italy in the region of Liguria. This region is known for its colorful houses built into the sides of the mountains. Five villages make up this national park: Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore and Vernazza. The Cinque Terre has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. The area was first used in the year 1100 to cultivate vines. In addition to the vineyards, the fauna is very important, especially for the cultivation of lavender, thyme and rosemary.


The official currency of Italy is the Euro. This currency can be used in most countries of the European Union. If you plan to use your cards at your destination, don’t forget to communicate the dates of your stay in Italy to your financial institution.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that you consult a health professional to discuss vaccinations for the following diseases: hepatitis B, influenza, tick-borne encephalitis, yellow fever and measles. Note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required for flights from Canada and for crossing the United States border.


“Italy is a Schengen country. Canadian citizens do not need a visa to travel to Schengen countries. However, you can only travel without a visa for 90 days or less within a 180-day period. Stays are cumulative and include days spent in any Schengen country.” – Canadian Government

According to the Canadian Government, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the date of your expected return from the Schengen area.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 11 °C 5 °C 199 mm
February 12 °C 5 °C 210 mm
March 15 °C 8 °C 243 mm
April 17 °C 10 °C 228 mm
May 22 °C 15 °C 212 mm
June 26 °C 18 °C 116 mm
July 29 °C 20 °C 42 mm
August 28 °C 20 °C 54 mm
September 25 °C 17 °C 63 mm
October 20 °C 13 °C 108 mm
November 15 °C 9 °C 157 mm
December 12 °C 6 °C 177 mm


The official language of Italy is of course Italian. It is possible to be served in English in most tourist places. However, it is still recommended to carry an instant translation application or a French-Italian pocket dictionary.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Wines and Gastronomy

The Cinque Terre region is very important in the production of wine, in fact many wines have received several awards of distinction due to the sunshine and warm wind of the area. Gastronomy takes an important place in the Cinque Terre National Park. Seafood is omnipresent, as is the anchovy, the emblematic fish of the Ligurian region. In addition to grapes, lemons also play an important role, and it was in Sorrento, in the Liguria region, that limoncello was born.


One of the most popular activities and ways to get around the Cinque Terre National Park is hiking. The trails lead to several lookouts that have a different view at each. There are about 90 kilometers of trails, so it is important to have a few places to sleep between days. Some of the trails are not free, so you should bring some euros for this purpose.

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