Cinque Terre, which means “the five lands,” is a collection of five beach towns that have become a must see destination for tourists for quite some time now. There are beaches and all of the cities are connected by train and hiking trails. I visited eight years ago when I was backpacking through Europe on my way to study abroad in Lithuania; our trip brought back quite a few memories of my time there in college!
The towns all have their own personalities, which one can easily pick up. Monterosso is the largest of the towns and seemed the busiest of the five.