The Cinque Terre is a portion of coast on the Ligurian Riviera, and is one of the most beautiful and suggestive natural area in the Mediterranean Sea. The name of this territory comes from the five villages that arise in it: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore.
Along the coast of the Cinque Terre you can find the so-called “terracing”, piece of land used for agriculture. These cultivations are typical of many hilly and mountainous locations, characterized by steep slope and little cultivable space. Liguria is the Region that presents the most of these terraces, in fact, the eastern coast is characterized by steep and jagged coast falling down to the sea, and alternating wooded promontories, rocks and creeks. The shortage of cultivable land has pushed men “to terrace” the hills, digging into the rock and thus obtaining the particular dry stone walls. The main cultivations in these areas are olive and vine, from which extra