Cinque Terre is known for its landscape and hiking trails, which in winter and late fall are not always accessible due to very heavy rainfall.

If you like the sea then ideal time to visit the Cinque Terre starts from mid-May to mid-September.

If you are interested in hiking - it starts earlier, from mid-March to mid-October, but remember that July and August can be hot for hiking and also crowded. Ideal time is April, May, June, and September

In the winter Cinque Terre are famous for the biggest Presepe (Nativity) in the world. Also, La Spezia, like all Italian cities, is beautifully decorated during the winter holidays.

Important! Also keep in mind that peak holiday seasons in Italy is in August, especially for the week during the 15th. This week can be up to 3 times more expensive.