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Italy has some beautiful regions, but the Cinque Terre villages in Liguria stand head and shoulders above most. Monterosso is one of the most beautiful coastal villages in Europe, and is a sublime place to spend some time on the Mediterranean coast. Famous for both its lemon trees and its resistance to the fascism of both Mussolini and Hitler during World War II, there is more to this location than just beauty. At Hotels.com, we know all of the town's best places to stay, so we can match you up with the ideal accommodation, allowing you to enjoy your trip to the full. Read the reviews submitted by fellow visitors, check out photographs of hotel rooms and compare location maps to ensure that your hotel is conveniently located for the beach or the station. When you have found the ideal Monterosso hotel, book early and you might well enjoy big discounts with Hotels.com's partners.
What's Monterosso Like?
Monterosso al Mare is one of the leading destinations in Italy's captivating Cinque Terre region, which itself can be found between La Spezia and Genoa. This coastline is made up of dramatic bays and secluded beaches, with atmospheric port towns that are filled with character. Monterosso is unusual amongst them with its tunnel that connects the old and new towns. It is also unlike other villages in Cinque Terre because of its long sandy beach. Local sights include a medieval castle built by the Genoese, the Church of St. John the Baptist as well as the magnificent Convent, complete with paintings attributed to Van Dyck. Just outside town, visitors can also see the remains of the Monterosso Giant - a sculpture of Neptune that was damaged severely during World War Two but has now become a symbol of the town.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Monterosso
The Cinque Terre towns have a laid back, lifestyle which seems allergic to rushing and stress, so getting along with the locals will be easy if you are not too demanding. Learning some Italian will just make things easier. We recommend seeing the region by foot if possible. A series of 'donkey trails' link the ports and have been adapted into hiking routes. Otherwise, From Monterosso al Mare, you can easily reach other towns in Cinque Terre such as Corniglia or Vernazza via the coastal train system, which is an attraction in itself. The locals will also try to tempt you with local delicacies, and it makes sense to try as much as possible. Liguria is a legendary gastronomic destination, being the home of pesto and producing fabulous seafood dishes. So feast on sunshine and food when you head to Monterosso with Hotels.com.