Destination guide

The best holiday homes to rent in Cinque Terre, Italy

If you’ve been dreaming of a holiday by the sea, there’s virtually no better destination than the Cinque Terre region of Italy. A series of quaint seaside villages along the Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre is a gorgeous holiday destination, thanks to sweeping sea vistas and rustic charm. Whether you want to spend your trip sampling authentic Italian cuisine or get out and explore nature, you’ll have a great time in this scenic region of Italy, particularly if you spend your trip in one of the area’s high-quality holiday homes to rent.


Immerse yourself Cinque Terre history near holiday homes

The 5 colourful, rustic villages that comprise Cinque Terre have stood on the coastline of the Italian Riviera for centuries and have long been popular as a holiday destination. Cinque Terre is filled with historic sites near holiday homes that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to Italy of yesteryear. For example, you can climb to the top of the stone tower at Doria Castle and enjoy a sweeping view of the village below. You may also want to visit the Church of San Giovanni Battista, a Gothic-style church that dates back to the 14th century and is known for its facade with black and white marble stripes.


Activities and attractions in and around Cinque Terre National Park

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Travellers enjoy Cinque Terre National Park for its hiking, swimming and boating. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Cinque Terre National Park a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Golf Club Marigola (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Cantine Lunae Bosoni (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Parco Avventura Val di Vara (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Spazio 2000 (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Centro Sub Alto Tirreno (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Zum Zeri (19.2 mi / 30.8 km)
Outdoor activities

Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine in Cinque Terre

Getting outside is the easiest way to have fun on a holiday in Cinque Terre. Although the region is small, there is still an abundance of things to do outdoors, from beach adventures to hikes through nature, all within reach of your holiday accommodation. If you want to swim in the turquoise waters of the Italian Riviera, there is a small sandy beach in the village of Vernazza where you can enjoy a dip. After your swim, you can lay out on the sands and enjoy a little sunbathing. If you’re in the mood for a hike, taking a trek from Vernazza to Monterosso is a great idea. The stone steps that connect these villages can offer a challenge, but you’ll enjoy breathtaking seaside views the entire journey.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Cinque Terre National Park

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Cinque Terre National Park is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Fossola Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Vernazza Beach (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Monterosso Beach (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Fegina Beach (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Parco XXV Aprile (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Sporting Beach (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Cinque Terre National Park

If you prefer to travel by train, Riomaggiore Manarola Station, Manarola Station and Vernazza Corniglia Station are the main stations in the area.

How to get around

How to get around your holiday rental in Cinque Terre

Once you’ve arrived in Italy, it’s generally easiest to reach Cinque Terre by train. Cinque Terre is actually 5 small villages that are relatively close together, which means exploring the area from your holiday rental is very easy. If you like getting around on foot, there is a 12-kilometre walking trail that connects all 5 villages, so you can easily visit each area of the Cinque Terre in just a day. To use the trail, you’ll need a special hiking pass, which you can get at the beginning of the trail or at one of the area train stations. If you get tired of walking, there is a train that connects all of the villages, and you can also travel between the different towns by boat.

Food & drink 

Sample regional cuisine near Cinque Terre holiday rentals

Venture out of your holiday home in Cinque Terre and you’ll find a variety of top-notch restaurants where you can sample delicious Italian cuisine. Pesto, which is a sauce made from basil, pine nuts, cheese, garlic and olive oil, originated in this region, and on your Cinque Terre holiday, you can get your fill of this sumptuous sauce served over fresh-made pasta. Fluffy focaccia bread is also a staple in Cinque Terre and is perfect for a midday snack. Fresh fish, particularly anchovies, is another delicacy that you can sample on your holiday, and whether it's salted, marinated or deep-fried, you’re sure to enjoy one of the best meals of your life.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Cinque Terre National Park?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,728 holiday rentals around Cinque Terre National Park. From 432 Houses to 124 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Cinque Terre National Park is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cinque Terre National Park?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cinque Terre National Park. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Tuscany: 34,267 holiday rentals
  • Monterosso Al Mare: 1,436 holiday rentals
  • Vernazza: 1,509 holiday rentals
  • Riomaggiore: 1,674 holiday rentals
  • Manarola: 969 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cinque Terre National Park! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cinque Terre National Park?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Cinque Terre National Park with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Monterosso Al Mare: 1,436 holiday homes
  • Vernazza: 1,509 holiday homes
  • Riomaggiore: 1,674 holiday homes
  • Manarola: 969 holiday homes
  • La Spezia: 1,937 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Cinque Terre National Park?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Cinque Terre National Park. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Monterosso Beach: 2,559 holiday rentals
  • LA SPEZIA CENTRALE (Station): 2,934 holiday rentals
  • Castello San Giorgio: 2,967 holiday rentals
  • Vernazza Beach: 609 holiday rentals
  • Levanto Beach: 2,491 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cinque Terre National Park listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.