Cinque Terre Italy is a part of Italian Riviera. And made up of five small coastal villages Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. The five hamlets are no longer as remote as they once were but there is still a lot of natural beauty to discover in this picturesque location.
This is a quiet area but still Summer nights can offer fun and amusing moments.
Night life in the Cinque Terre
Nightlife is not usually the most satisfactory tourist pastime one can indulge in while spending their vacation in Cinque Terre. Almost the entire night time buzz revolves around a prolonged dinner while watching the sunset. There is a very little opportunity for clubbing in these quiet sleepy villages. Late evening activities involve spending time at bars in Monterosso and Riomaggiore. And enjoying concerts that are often offered for free in the villages’ squares.
Those who prefer more cultural or quiet activities will find the Vernazza Opera Festival a great opportunity.
Cinque Terre Night Life
Some of the more stimulating destinations a traveler might visit during the late evening include:
Bar La Conchiglia, Riomaggiore – The Bar La Conchiglia is located in a unique position, in front of the sea of Riomaggiore. It provides a superb view of the Cinque Terre, with the possibility to order sandwiches, aperitifs and so on. Do not miss the sunset from the terrace.
Bar Centrale, Riomaggiore – The popular bar overlooks the main street of Riomaggiore, few hundred meters from the train station and the sea. It has a wooden veranda, ideal during the summer to relax with a Peroni after a day out at sea or trekking. In addition to drinks and coffee, sandwiches and aperitifs are also available. It is one of the few places open even at night.
Il Casello, Monterosso – The Casello is located in the old central square of the village, along the slope that leads to the trail to Vernazza, overlooking the sea. It has a terrace with a unique view and mainly serves seafood – seafood salad appetisers and stuffed mussels, seafood risotto, spaghetti with seafood, stuffed mussels, fry, anchovies of Monterosso, trofie al pesto and grilled fish.
Fast Bar, Monterosso – The Fast Bar is located in the historic center of Monterosso, in Via Roma. It is ideal for quick bites, sandwiches, bruschetta, salads or a beer in the evening, cocktails and wines. You can enjoy watching football matches and other sports here.
Blue Marlin Pub, Vernazza – the owner’s love for music (there’s also a piano in this pub) makes it the very best place to stay and enjoy good music any time of the day. Very often the pub organises live music concerts. Stay tuned with us to know about them
There are no programs published in advance. Usually event, concerts and exhibitions are announced week by week. And that’s the magical thing of being here in the Cinque Terre.
Here some of the things that might surprise you during your visit to the Cinque Terre.
Nights that remember Pirates assaults of the past
Fireworks for the Saint Patrons of the Villages
Processions and Traditional pageants
Medieval Time Flag Shows