Monterosso al Mare

Monterosso also known as Monterosso al Mare is a town in the province of La Spezia, part of Liguria region. It is one of the largest of the five coastal villages known as the Cinque Terre. It has a dual identity, with a grey town and a contemporary town that are connected by a tunnel in the hillside. Before 1870, it was isolated, rail road network making it a beach resort. The village is located on hills cultivated with olives, lemons and vines. It is also famous for its white wines, grapes, and olives and tourist amenities. Its amazing beaches, its beautiful reefs and the sea’s crystal-clear waters make this small village one of the most affable host of the Ligurian Riviera. In the west part of the original village, beyond the hill of the Capuchins, it is the village of Fegina renowned for its many lemon trees. Fegina is the reflection of an area that tourism has made rich, as the great quantity and excellent quality of restaurants and hotels are there.

The old town of Monterosso is still by the ruins of the castle and characterized by typical narrow medieval streets, carruggi, with multi-coloured terraced houses. If you have time to explore more of the village and are not afraid to walk some stairs, take the back streets such as Via Gioberti, Via Zuecca, Via Buranco and Via Milite Ignoto. There are waterfront cafes and restaurants, and a tree-lined pedestrian boardwalk.

The largest train station in Cinque Terre region is Monterosso train station and offers the best travel service, which is having only three tracks for both the high-speed and regional trains. This station dates from 1874, the year in which the Sestri Levante rail line was inaugurated, which runs between the Cinque Terre villages. The station came across to the tunnel where trains to and from La Spezia pass, and longer trains many times remain partially inside the tunnel when stopped. For passengers on and off feasibility from the train, the station platform stretched inside the tunnel. The monumental building, located in the new part of town directly above Fegina beach, maintains the duende of a sleepy provincial station, and faces inland toward the cliffside, though there are pat views of the sea and village from the platform. 

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