Cinque Terre - 5 colorful villages along the coastal hillside .
Via dell'Amore (the pathway of love) was built to connect the five charming but isolated towns of Cinque Terre (Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Marnarola, and Riomaggiore). Views of the Ligurian Sea (part of the Mediterranean) are spectacular and the hillsides are lined with vineyards, gardens, and colorful villages which can only be accessed by boat or on foot.
Along the Via dell'Amore, there are thousands of locks. It is a symbol you will see in a number of places around the world where couples secure the lock and toss the key into the sea, thus promising eternal love to one another.