I’ve visited the Cinque Terre, or “Five Lands”, in March. It’s a beautiful coastal strip in Liguria, Italy, which runs from Punta Mesco and Punta di Montenero. I’ve found a couple of apps useful on my trip, which I will cover in this post.
Along the coast, there are five small villages (north to south): Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. It is part of a UNESCO world heritage.
Travelling Cinque Terre
The five cities are connected by train, which runs regularly. Even in the low season, during which we visited, the train ran at least every hour. That is why one of the must have apps in this region is the Trenitalia app, which has you covered with all train connections.
Taking the train is one option, the better way to explore this rugged, yet astonishing part of Italy is by foot. If you want to hike in this area, chances are that you need the Cinque Terre Card.
Must Have Apps when visiting the Cinque Terre
These are the app that will be covered in the following days. Feel free to contact me if you know other must have apps for Liguria! It’s just a short selection of apps that I used regularly during my trip, so this might help you. Personally, I use an iPhone with iOS, but most of these apps are available for Android as well. This will be mentioned in the respective posts about these apps.
We took the train daily to get to the starting point of our hikes. Therefore, the Trenitalia app is the first recommendation for travellers hiking the Cinque Terre.
2. ATC mobile La Spezia
Other places to visit
If you are in Liguria, you should definitely visit Portovenere, which also belongs to the UNESCO world heritage. If you have a bit of spare time (it’s vacation, so you should have!), also visit Isola Palmaria. Since it was low season, we had to take a small boat that runs roughly every hour.