Mallory Fleming recently visited Monterosso, a popular tourist location on the coast of Italy. After soaking up the wonderful atmosphere, Mallory Fleming suggests helpful tips for those who want to experience the beauty and serenity of Monterosso for themselves.
Q: Why is Monterosso such a wonderful destination?
Mallory Fleming: Monterosso is the best place for people who desire rest and relaxation with a dash of adventure. After arrival, a seaside boardwalk leads to a beautiful white sandy beach.
Q: What activities do you recommend?
Mallory Fleming: A boat tour of the Cinque Terre, a rugged section of coast along the Italian Riviera, helps visitors appreciate the five fishing villages in the area.
Q: What else is prominent about the Cirque Terre?
Mallory Fleming: The Cinque Terre is also a treasured spot for hikers and outdoors enthusiasts.
Q: What advice do you have for first-time visitors of Monterosso?
Mallory Fleming: The best way to travel to Monterosso is via local train from Genoa or La Spezia, or by taking an Intercity train originating from Turin, Tuscany, Milan or Rome. The expansive train network also reaches other villages along the Cinque Terre.
Q: Why trains instead of cars?
Mallory Fleming: Parking is expensive in Monterosso, so motor transportation is not recommended. Driving through public areas is often prohibited.
Q: What about Italian dining?
Mallory Fleming: Needless to say, Italian food is a real treasure. The gelato in particular is a must.
Q: What’s different from American meals?
Mallory Fleming: At lunchtime, the Italians do not rush back to their routines. Diners are encouraged to bask in the local music and culture.
Q: What should visitors do after lunch?
Mallory Fleming: For some afternoon fun, a leisurely stroll through the village streets reveals a series of attractive houses with offbeat colors and distinct shapes.