Cinque Terre,  Local Life

5 Things to Eat in Cinque Terre (& Where to Find Them)

Positive vibes in Italy come from food, the best way to explore a place. So here is a list of things you should definitely eat in Cinque Terre!

1. What to Eat in Cinque Terre: ice-cream in Vernazza

Among the tastes that make us proud in Vernazza, there is certainly their famous ice cream shop. Since 1986, they create homemade flavors inspired to the territory and you can’t miss the chance to try them all. You will be able to find their shop along the main road of the village, but also in La Spezia.

2. Focaccia

Focaccia is a type of flatbread originally from Liguria. It is made with flour, salt, yeast, and olive oil. You will find any kind of stuff on it: mussels, onions, tomatoes, etc.

You will be able to find it in any of the villages without trouble, but the best is definitely in Monterosso, in a local bakery shop called Il Frantoio.

3. What to Eat in Cinque Terre: Pasta with Pesto

Did you know that pesto sauce is typical of Liguria too? The most famous in the region is the Pesto of Prà, a neighborhood in Genoa. Well if you like pasta, this is one of the things you should definitely eat, you can find it in the majority of restaurants!

4. Fried Anchovies of Monterosso

The “acciughe” (anchovies) of Monterosso are a variety of this tiny fish that can be found in the marine area just in front of Cinque Terre. The origins of the production date back to more than 30 years ago and local cooperatives are specialized in fish salting. You can find fried anchovies around the local shops and they are exquisite!

5. Farinata

Farinata is one of our typical dishes too. It’s very simple based on chickpea flour. We usually eat it together with pizza. You can find it in bakery shops, and in Monterosso, there is a shop “La Pia“, a historical shop specialized in pizza and farinata.

Ever you ever tasted some of these specialties before? Check out our travel tips to try some of the recipes yourself at home!

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