Monterosso is a small town in northern Italy, with beautiful coast line and breathtaking natural beauty. It is a preferred tourist destination of those who want to relax, enjoy nature, and get away from the humdrum of modern life.
Monterosso Cinque Terre – Main Attractions
Monterosso Cinque Terre is a small tourist resort surrounded by hills which are covered with vineyards and olive groves, beautiful beaches, rugged cliffs, and crystalline waters. The beach at Monterosso is the longest beach in the region and one of the main tourist attractions. Monterosso Cinque Terre is known for its historical and cultural heritage. The Church of San Francesco must be visited. It was reconstructed in 1632 and conserves some important works of art like Crucifixion by Van Dyck, a marble triptych by Domenico Gare, two canvases by Flasella, and the Dead Christ from Maragliano. Another attraction of Monterosso is the medieval Torre Aurora or Dawn Tower, which is built on a hill and divides the old part of Monterosso from the new part.
Cinque Terre Camping – The Best Camping Sites
Two popular Cinque Terre camping sites are Camping Valdeiva and Villaggio Smeraldo that are situated on the Ligurian East-Coast. Valdeiva is situated in Deiva Marina, which is at a distance of 3 km from the sea. Valdeiva is a quiet and peaceful place, and is in easy proximity to the National Park of Cinque Terre, Portovenere, and Portofino by train and motor-boat. The campsite offers bungalows, chalets, mobile homes, and caravans to rent. The Cinque Terre camping village or Villaggio Smeraldo is a modern camping site, which is located amongst pinewoods by the seaside. It provides tents for accommodation as well as bungalows with a private beach. This campsite is situated in a very peaceful setting where families can relax and rejuvenate. It contains a restaurant, café, and an amusement arcade for its guests.
La Spezia Cinque Terre – Important Museums and Churches
La Spezia Cinque Terre is famous for its beautiful museums and churches. One of the most important museums is the Museo Amedeo Lia, which has one of the finest collections of medieval and Renaissance art in Liguria. Other important museums are Ubaldo Formentini – the civic museum in the Castle of San Giorgio, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and National Transportation Museum. La Spezia is home to beautiful churches like Cristo Re dei Secoli cathedral which was consecrated in 1975. Abbey church of Santa Maria Assunta which contains many important works of art like Incoronation of the Virgin by Andrea della Robbia, and St. Bartholomew’s Martyrdom by Luca Cambiaso.