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Rick Steves' Europe: Cinque Terre, Italy

Italy's answer to the French Riviera offers swimming, hiking, romance and relaxation along the Mediterranean

Vernazza

Cinque Terre Italy
(Bruno Morandi / Robert Harding World Imagery / Corbis)

The breathtaking refuge of Vernazza, the jewel of Italy's Cinque Terre villages boasts a harborfront beach, seaside cafes, friendly residents and unbroken traditions.

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