Five Lands (Cinque Terre) - Monterosso
Monterosso al mare is the westernmost of the Cinque Terre, which stretches horizontally along the coast in an area less harsh than the other villages and therefore easier to access. The large coastline has facilitated, over the past years, a prolific building activity that has changed and partly mortified the characteristics of the ancient fishermen and farmers village. The current village is basically divided into two groups of which the oldest (Monterosso Vecchia at the easternmost) maintains a more characteristic and seductive atmosphere. Of particular value the Church of San Giovanni Battista, whose construction began in 1244 to stop in 1307, with its facade and the rose window in Genoese style. Inside the church includes the columns of the central nave in local stone. The bell tower was originally a warning tower. © Jennifer and Mike McDougall - See the Five Lands (Cinque Terre) map with a complete picture set.

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