Yes, the Cinque Terre is a magnificient area. Basically it's made up of 5 towns that cling to the cliffs spread over 18km. They are about 35km from Genova if I remember correctly (which is a spectacular city sized version of these towns). There is an amazing road access along the coast line, clinging past the cliffs and through tunnels, and an autoroute (expressway) further up the cliffs which also pass through countless tunnels and over endless viaducts between Genova and the French border. The railway line is spectacular, with a great deal in tunnels through the mountains.tmac14wr said:I think he was meaning towns that aren't apart of any city and are just nice, quiet places to be.
On another note...what's the deal with those Italian places?! They are just above and beyond anything else I've ever seen in my life. Do they have a ridiculous property value? I ask because ever since seeing this thread I think I know where I'll want to buy a vacation home if I ever make enough money to do so!