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The Cinque Terre, Italy
The sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea provide the backdrop for this gorgeous Italian trek. The Cinque Terre (or “The Five Lands”) is made up of a collection of different, centuries-old villages, each more lovely than the next. They include: Manarola, Riomaggiore, Monterosso, Vernazza and Corniglia. The architecture is a vibrant mish-mash of pastels and brightly-coloured hues, creating pops of colour tucked into the rugged mountainsides. To trek the Cinque Terre is to stumble upon seaside cliffs, winding paths, and Italian eateries serving up some of the freshest seafood in the region.