Renowned worldwide for their beauty, the small villages of the Cinque Terre look best from the deck of a boat.
The Cinque Terre is a scatter of beautiful villages on Italy's Ligurian coast, east of Genoa and west of La Spezia, that is worth to explore. Don't even think about pick up a car: there's no coast road, only a tortuous high route with winding lanes down to the villages - which have a strictly limited number of parking spaces.
The best solution to see the area is by the sea… We suggest you to visit the Cinque Terre on a sleek yacht, enjoying space and privacy as well as an incomparable view of the five rock-perched villages.
The view of the villages' precarious setting is extraordinary: the colorful houses sometimes appear to have been grafted photographically onto the green, terraced slopes and dove-grey rocks.
The boat also enables you to stay aloof from the excesses of tourism: you can drift into the little ports, stopping off for long enough to have a swim, soak up the atmosphere, down a drink and stroll the main street before putting to sea once more.
Credits: Conde Nast Traveller