Cinque Terre is a rugged stretch of cliffs within the Eastern Ligurian Riviera, where land and sea merge to form a unique and very impressive piece of land. Considered one of the main tourist attractions of the region and throughout Italy, Cinque Terre are the most fascinating, natural and charming part of the Ligurian and the Northern Tuscany coast. This beautiful area is part of a National Park, established in 1999 to protect and preserve the landscape, and in 1997, together with Portovenere and the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Cinque Terre attract many tourists, from Italy and abroad, fascinated by the wonderful and incomparable natural beauty. Altough the territory is rich of beautiful bays and beaches, Cinque Terre are famous not only for the sea: beautiful medieval villages and scenic trails offer magnificent walkable paths to be explored.