Monterosso al Mare

Monterosso al Mare is one of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre region in Liguria, Italy. Here are some key details about Monterosso:

Monterosso is the westernmost village of the Cinque Terre and is divided into two parts: the old town (Monterosso Vecchio) and the new town (Fegina).

Known for its beautiful coastline, Monterosso features stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and picturesque landscapes with terraced vineyards and olive groves. Monterosso has ancient origins dating back to Roman times. Its name is believed to derive from the reddish color of the rocks (Monte Rosso) in the area. Monterosso is renowned for having the largest and most accessible beaches in the Cinque Terre, making it a popular spot for sunbathing and swimming. 


  • Church of San Giovanni Battista: Located in the old town, this Gothic-style church dates back to the 13th century and is known for its striped marble facade.
  • Statue of the Giant (Il Gigante): A notable landmark in Fegina, this 14-meter statue of Neptune, built in 1910, partially damaged during World War II, still stands majestically by the sea.
  • Convent of the Capuchin Friars: This religious site offers panoramic views of the coastline and houses significant artworks, including a Crucifixion attributed to Van Dyck. 
Monterosso al Mare offers a blend of historical charm, natural beauty, and cultural richness, making it a must-visit destination in the Cinque Terre.