NATURE, WHAT ELSE?
Harsh rocks and luxuriant vegetation coexist in the Park
Either you visiting in Spring, Summer, fall or Winter the vegetation of the Cinque Terre will surprise you. Multiple types of plants give the area a continuous blooming every season.
The steep and landslide-prone mountains sides, where short streams flow, are a succession of valleys and ridges branching off the main watershed, which is 850 metres high and close to the sea. This is why mountain and mediterranean natural environments coexist in less than 4,000 hectares, populated by their own plant and animal species, for a remarkable biodiversity. Even the dry stone walls on the terraced fields, although man-made, represent small stone-and-soil environments where rupicolous plants and animals live.