When we were planning for our trip to Cinque Terre, one of the challenges was deciding on where to stay. Choosing your accommodation in Cinque Terre depends on several factors: budget, objective of the trip, time of visit, and where you are coming from or heading to.
While becoming a very popular tourists’ destination, Cinque Terre remains traditional and primitive in many ways. There is almost no sign of first world technology, neither should you expect any form of luxury and convenience. But this is precisely what reiterates the essence of Cinque Terre, and every climb to the next terrace speaks of an unadulterated joy that hikers and all other visitors indulge in; the feeling of overlooking the Ligurian Sea that is dotted with colourful villages is a priceless reward, and one experience so humbling that it is little wonder people from all over the world flock to this star of Italy for a vacation. Here is a guide on planning for your stay in Cinque Terre, including the pros and cons of staying at each village.