Monterosso is the largest of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre, and the last that can be reached starting out from La Spezia. It is famous all over the world, both for the splendid scenery of the Cinque Terre and for the two large beaches, located in the old and new part of Monterosso respectively.
The coastal village of Monterosso is surrounded by the typical landscape of the Cinque Terre, which here combines the beauty of the steep, lofty cliffs of Punta Mesco (which can be reached along the village paths) with the gentle contours of the valleys adorned with olive trees and Mediterranean maquis, while there are also a number of smaller villages along the coast.
In addition to the distinctive beauty of the landscape, Monterosso is also a place of considerable historical importance.
The origins of the village stretch back to the 7th century, and much more recently, this village of the Cinque Terre enchanted the poet Eugenio Montale, to whom a literary park has been dedicated here.