Monterosso al Mare or "Red Mountain by the sea" (as the town's name would literally be translated in English). It is the largest of the Cinque Terre
towns and offers visitors some of the most beautiful beaches.
It where many people visiting the Cinque Terre national park area base their stay, for Monterosso offers more hotels than all of the 5 villages combined.
The narrow alleys and colourful houses of the historic centre are clustered on a hilltop above the port and its seaside promenade. Stone stairways link the two areas of the town, affoding lovely views of the moutains that tumble onto a wide, sandy beach below, which is mobbed in summer.
In Monterosso's historical centre, the 12 century church (Piazza Garibaldi) is striped black in white in the Ligurian Gothic fashion and has an elegant and interesting interior worth stopping in.
Shopping in Monterosso is relatively un-interesting apart from the marekt on Thursday morning, where viitors can pick up local anchovies, lemons and home-made pesto sauce.
There are numerous seafood restaurants all over the town and during the summer months in Monterosso the town has numerous discos and bars that are open well into the night. Monterosso al Mare is definitly our top pick for night life in the Cinque Terre national park.
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