The Cinque Terre (Five Lands) and Gulf of the Poets is the name given to five small towns in the Italian region of Liguria on the sea: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The five towns are located around the city of La Spezia.
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
The Ligurian coast between Cinque Terre and Portovenere is a cultural landscape of great scenic and cultural value. The layout and disposition of the small towns and the shaping of the surrounding landscape, overcoming the disadvantages of a steep, uneven terrain, encapsulate the continuous history of human settlement in this region over the past millennium.