For the best Instagram photo spots in Cinque Terre, you can read this post! Cinque Terre is beautiful and there are many photogenic places! That's one of the reasons why you should visit Cinque Terre.
Cinque Terre is a gorgeous area in Italy. It consists of five beautiful villages. The villages are Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, and Corniglia. These villages are famous for the colorful photogenic houses. It's very easy to access the villages because they all have a train station.
For those who love photography, this Italian area is perfect! You can find the most beautiful photo spots in Cinque Terre below!
I'd recommend spending 2 days in Cinque Terre, but staying longer allows you to take more photos of the spots in this list.
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1. View of Vernazza
One of the most impressive places for photography in Cinque Terre is this viewpoint. From here, you have a breathtaking view of Vernazza. The location of this place is along the hiking trail between Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare. It's actually very close to the centre of Vernazza. It will take about twenty minutes to get here from the centre.
If you want to go here, you need a Cinque Terre Card. This card is mandatory if you want to go on the hiking trails. But, it's definitely worth it, as the view is amazing! It's one of the most photogenic places in Cinque Terre. Furthermore, it's also fun to hike in Cinque Terre. So, if you're going to get the card, I'd definitely recommend hiking here as well. Yet, you can also only take a photo here and then go back to Vernazza. Travelling by train in Cinque Terre is much faster.
To get here, you have to go underneath a fence. After that, you need to climb down a bit. This is definitely one of the best Instagram photo spots in Cinque Terre!
As you need to climb down a bit to reach this point, your photographer can be higher. The photo will be very different if you take it from above! It looks a bit as if you took it with a drone. I love that!
If you want the water to be as blue as possible, the best time to go here is in the afternoon. Because of the angle of the sun at that time, the water looks very blue!
2. On the railing of the path going up in Manarola
The houses of Manarola are very photogenic. There are several places where you can take the perfect picture. But, this is definitely one of my favourite spots! This place belongs to the best Instagram photo spots in Cinque Terre.
You can find this railing when you're going up in Manarola. It looks as if the railing is very high. But, that isn't the case at all! If you walk for a while, you will get to a point where there are buildings and ground under the railing. Thus, you can sit there.
I love how spectacular this spot looks! It's one of the best photo spots in Cinque Terre for sure.
You can take the photo from far away, but also from a bit more up close!
3. Next to the railing in Riomaggiore
Riomaggiore is a very cute village. It's especially beautiful because of the colourful Italian houses. This spot is next to the railing in Riomaggiore. From here, you have the perfect view of the houses! Furthermore, you can also see the sea from here.
The photo below was early in the morning. The lighting is very different at that time. In Riomaggiore, I prefer the lighting in the afternoon. But, the sunrises here are magical! No matter what time you're here, it's one of the most photogenic places in Cinque Terre.
4. Manarola on the path leading up
Another one of the best Instagram photo spots in Cinque Terre is this path. This is the same path as the one of photo spot two. But, this place is much closer to the houses. From here, you have an amazing view of the houses!
On the photo below, I'm looking at another path in Manarola. From there, you also have a great view of the houses. But, the path where I'm standing is much quieter! Thus, it's easier to get a photo without the crowds here.
The houses look so beautiful from this spot! If you're at this place, you should also have a look at the sea. It's gorgeous from here!
You can make many different photos here. Try to vary where you're looking at and how close the camera is to you. If you do that, you'll have plenty of different pictures!
This path belongs to the most photogenic places in Cinque Terre. It's stunning!
5. Coastline view in Vernazza
This isn't a very recognizable spot for Cinque Terre. But, it's one of the best Instagram photo spots for sure. The nature of Vernazza is amazing. In combination with the blue water, it's very photogenic! You can walk to this spot from the train station. First, you should go to the bay. Then, you can go to the right. After walking for a while, you will see a church. Before the church, you can walk up the stairs and you'll arrive at an alley. If you go through the alley, you're at this amazing spot!
6. Behind the fence at Manarola
If you walk up the path in Manarola, you will stumble upon this fence. I love this spot, because from here you get an overview of the famous view in Manarola. The houses look gorgeous and the blue water makes this place even more beautiful!
This is also a great place to stand for a while and admire the beauty of Manarola!
7. On the hiking trail from Vernazza to Monterosso
This is another one of the best Instagram photo spots in Cinque Terre! From here, you can see the amazing view from photo spot one again. Yet, this is a different angle and it's so pretty! This is also along the hiking trail between Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare. But, this is even closer to the centre of Vernazza!
8. Italian houses in Manarola
The Italian houses in Cinque Terre are amazing. If you love Italian architecture, you definitely love all the villages. It's also very beautiful to capture some houses from a bit closer. The perfect place to do that is in the village of Manarola. When you get out of the train station and the tunnel, you'll immediately see pretty houses! This belongs to the best Instagram photo spots in Cinque Terre for sure!
9. Rock in Riomaggiore
This spot in Riomaggiore is one of the most photogenic places in Cinque Terre for sure! The rocks are amazing for photos, because you have a great view of the town from there. Furthermore, it's also a lovely place to sit down for a while! Many people eat pizza here, and that's an amazing thing to do.
But, keep in mind that if the sea is rough, you cannot sit on the rocks.
10. Ristorante Nuovo Eden
Looking for a place to have coffee with a view? Then Ristorante Nuovo Eden is the place to be for you! Besides coffee and other drinks, there's also good food here. This restaurant is in Monterosso al Mare.
Furthermore, this is also one of the best Instagram photo spots in Cinque Terre! The beach umbrella, water and nature make this place very photogenic.
11. Beach umbrellas of Eden Beach
The colourful beach umbrellas of Eden Beach are very beautiful! This is a famous photo spot, and that isn't for no reason! The place looks gorgeous and it's so photogenic.
12. Rocks in Vernazza
The harbour of Vernazza is very pretty. It's a beautiful place to take photos in Cinque Terre. The best spot is on the rocks in front of the harbour. From here, you have a beautiful view of the water and the harbour!
13. Highest point in Riomaggiore
This spot is close to photo spot three! You only need to climb the stairs and then you're here. I love that it's a bit higher and the railing looks different. It's one of the best photo spots in Cinque Terre. From here, you can take perfect pictures of Riomaggiore!
The houses look so pretty! You can choose to capture many houses, but you can also capture a bit of the sea.
Besides how photogenic the place is, it's also a great place to be! The atmosphere is great and the view is perfect.
14. Harbour of Riomaggiore
The harbour of Riomaggiore is very beautiful. It's definitely one of the most photogenic places in Cinque Terre! There are pretty colourful houses and the boats are so cute!
15. Nessun Dorma
Nessun Dorma is one of the most Instagrammable places in Cinque Terre! The view from this restaurant in Manarola is unbelievable. But, it's also a very romantic place to have lunch! Besides the perfect view, the food here is delicious as well.
16. Above Eden Beach
The colourful beach umbrellas in Monterosso al Mare are very photogenic. Besides photo spot eleven, you can also capture them here. Above Eden Beach, you see them standing in a row. I love this view a lot! It definitely belongs to the best Instagram photo spots in Cinque Terre!
17. In front of Scoglio di Monterosso
Scoglio di Monterosso is a beautiful rock in Monterosso al Mare. The rock is very photogenic in combination with the blue water. Thus, it belongs to the best Instagram photo spots in Cinque Terre. This is on Eden Beach. So, you can combine taking this photo and the picture of photo spot eleven and sixteen!
18. Train station of Manarola
The train station of Manarola is one of the most Instagrammable places in Cinque Terre! It looks very unique with the houses and the sea in the background. So, if you're waiting for the train, don't forget to take a picture! It's one of the best Instagram photo spots in Cinque Terre for sure.
19. Train station of Riomaggiore
Another very photogenic train station is the one in Riomaggiore. It looks so pretty. Furthermore, I love that photos here look different from other photos in Cinque Terre!
20. Other side of Eden Beach
Eden Beach is very photogenic, as this is already the fourth photo spot there! The sea and nature here look so beautiful!
21. Manarola from the rocks
If you're going to the rocks in Manarola, you'll have a great view of the famous houses. But, if you look at the other side the view is gorgeous as well! The water is so blue here, it's stunning. If you're in Manarola, you'll immediately see the rocks! So, it's not hard to get there.
22. Boarding point for the ferry in Manarola
This is the place where you will arrive if you go to Manarola by ferry. But, it's also one of the most photogenic places in Cinque Terre! The rocks here are gorgeous and so is the blue water. Besides that, it's also a great place to relax for a while. It's also one of the secret spots in Cinque Terre.
23. Nature in Manarola
This place is very close to photo spot six. But, it's the other side of Manarola. You have to look in the opposite direction of the bay. The nature here is stunning and it's so photogenic! Thus, it belongs to the best Instagram photo spots in Cinque Terre!
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