Along a beautifully isolated six-mile stretch of the most seductive corner of the Italian Riviera lie the Cinque Terre — five small, traffic-free towns gently and steadily carving a good life out of difficult terrain. Each village fills a ravine with a lazy hive of human activity. Calloused locals and sunburned travelers enjoy the area's unique mix of Italian culture and nature. There's not a Fiat or museum in sight: just sun, sea, sand, good wine, and pure, unadulterated Italy. Enjoy the villages, swimming, hiking, boat rides, and evening romance of one of God's great gifts to tourism.