Monterosso al Mare, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy

Monterosso al Mare is an Italian town of the province of La Spezia in Liguria, in the center of a small natural gulf, protected by a small artificial reef and is therefore the most western part of the Cinque Terre. To the west of the original village is the village of Fegina, natural expansion and characterized by a relatively modern tourist resort facility compared to the old town which is accessible by a tunnel of a few tens of meters. Unfortunately in October 2011 a violent disturbance has affected the eastern Liguria with flooding, damage, dead and missing at various locations of Liguria and Tuscany. To see: the statue of Neptune or the Giant (leaning against a rock); Villa Montale; Aurora Tower; the parish of St. John the Baptist; among others. The local economy is based mainly on tourism.

Tips

If you go by car, take the provincial road 38 to reach the center of Monterosso al Mare from Levanto or Vernazza. If you want to go by train, which is recommended for difficult parking, the station is located in Fegina.
If you like a nice walk, from Punta Mesco to Levanto at around 1h15, you can reach the so-called “traffic light”, an old abandoned lighthouse where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the sea. You can also visit the ruins of the hermitage of San Antonio of Mesco.

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