Monterosso al Mare is a town and commune in the province of La Spezia, part of the region of Liguria (northern Italy). It is one of the five villages in Cinque Terre. The town is divided into two distinct parts: the old town and the new town. The two areas are divided by a single tunnel that caters to pedestrians and the very few cars in the town.
The beach at Monterosso runs along most of the coast line and is well used by tourists and locals. The beach is the only extensive sand beach in the Cinque Terre. Monterosso is a small town that in the summer months is overrun by tourists.
The village was briefly excluded from the Cinque Terre trail in 1948, but was re-introduced in mid-1949. This is because Italian officials considered the village was too large to be considered part of the historic trail.
virtual tour by felipe.garchet
La Liguria è una regione italiana di 1.609.552 abitanti (dati ISTAT al 31-10-2007) situata nel Nord-Ovest della penisola e avente come capoluogo la città di Genova. Confina a sud con il Mar Ligure, a ovest con la Francia (regione Provenza-Alpi-Costa Azzurra), a nord con il Piemonte e con l'Emilia-Romagna, a est con la Toscana. La regione Liguria fa parte dell'Euroregione Alpi-Mediterraneo.