Borgo Antico

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Borgo Antico, also known as Monterosso al Mare, is a town located in the region of Liguria on the northwest coast of Italy. It is one of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre. Borgo Antico is the largest of the five villages of Cinque Terre and is known for its beautiful beaches, charming old town, delicious local cuisine, stunning reefs, historic center, and the Monterosso Castle. It is a popular tourist destination, especially in the summer months.

The medieval tower of Aurora serves as a dividing line between the two halves of Monterosso. The remnants of the castle dominate Monterosso's historic center, which features characteristic medieval carruggi alleyways lined with colorful terraced homes, businesses, and eateries.

How to explore Borgo Antico?

  • Beach enthusiasts should stay at Monterosso without a doubt. Numerous beaches, both public and private, can be found in the town. Bagni Eden, a lovely beach distinguished by its orange and blue striped umbrellas, is located close to the station. You can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and boat tours as beachy options.
  • The best way to experience this breathtaking coastline is unquestionable via hiking. At the end of the promenade, next to Hotel Porto Roca, the trekking route from Monterosso to Vernazza begins. Time: two hours. The walk leads you through breathtaking scenery that is dominated on one side by vineyards and olive trees and the crystal-clear ocean on the other.
  • Also, explore shopping, dining, and the town's historical and cultural sites for a unique experience.
  • You will find a wide range of restaurants, from open-air cafes to exclusive gourmet restaurants offering great dining options.
  • You can go to the weekly Farmers' Market in Monterosso every Thursday morning. Shop for some exotic veggies or fruits if you wish to cook.
  • Explore the San Giovanni Battista Church, situated in the ancient town's central square. This church was built in the Gothic-Genovese style in the 1200s. There is a fresco within that shows Christ being baptized.
  • Take a look at Il Gigante, the Giant statue. At the far end of Fegina Beach is a stone sculpture that depicts Neptune, the sea god.
  • Additionally, you can check out the Soviore Sanctuary, which was built in the seventeenth century, is located 400 meters above sea level.

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Address of Borgo Antico

Via Fegina 38 - 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre

Opening & Closing time of Borgo Antico

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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