Monterosso Al Mare: Ultimate Beach Lounging and Lemon Delights this July

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Monterosso Al Mare, the most northern village of the five that make up the Cinque Terre in the Italian Riviera, is a quixotic blend of resplendent beauty, rich history, and tantalizing cuisine. Characterized by distinct summer brilliance, especially in July, it provides a quintessential European beach experience coupled with unique gastronomic delights. Fondly referred to as ‘Monterosso’, it boasts its remarkable beaches and exceptional lemon orchards, rendering it a must-visit destination for the ultimate Italian adventure.

The Beach Experience

A stroll through Monterosso leaves you awestruck with beach panoramas that are picturesquely Mediterranean. Among the Cinque Terre, Monterosso is singular for its typical sandy beaches and resort facilities, making it a hub for beach loungers. You can enjoy a lounging session on the expansive free beach, or for an elevated experience, book a spot at one of the private beach establishments, which provide loungers, umbrellas, and some even serve food and drinks.

Fegina Beach, the largest and most popular, populated with both sand and pebbles, is flanked by an imposing statue of Neptune. This colossal structure, once a part of a grand villa, has evolved into an enduring emblem of Monterosso’s resilience against the tides of time and nature.

Monterosso’s Lemon Delights

No Monterosso visit is complete without indulging in its thriving culinary scene, centred largely around the succulent lemons grown in ample local orchards. The fragrant Monterosso lemon, typified by its potent aroma and unique flavour, has been distinguished by the IGP label (Indication of Geographical Protection) by the European Union.

Culinary artisans of Monterosso have ingeniously incorporated lemons into a variety of toothsome delights. Limoncino, a zesty lemon liqueur, is a popular local beverage served chilled as a digestive. Lemon cakes, biscuits, and marmalades are other lemon-infused treats that demonstrate the region’s culinary prowess. Savouring a fresh seafood meal enhanced by local lemons, overlooking the blue expanse of the Mediterranean, is an experience par excellence.

Drenched in History

Beyond its natural beauty and culinary offerings, Monterosso is soaked in history. The ancient medieval heart of Monterosso, known as the “Old Village,” features winding narrow streets, brightly colored houses, and a castle that houses the Monterosso museum. An excursion to the capacious Church of San Giovanni Battista, built in the 13th century, introduces a visitor to the Gothic-Ligurian style of architecture. The statue of Saint Francis of Assisi by sculptor Silvio Monfrini provides an aesthetic insight into Monterosso’s reverent devotion.


To sum up, Monterosso Al Mare is a captivating destination that caters to all palates. Whether you’re an avid beach lounger, a food enthusiast, or a history buff, Monterosso has something unique to offer. If you plan to visit Cinque Terre this July, make sure to put Monterosso on your list. With its divine beaches, delicious lemon delights, and profound history, it’s a place where the essence of Italian Riviera life vividly unfurls in front of your eyes.

Parmesan, Balsamic & Ham Tour - Foodie's Delight Tour

Modena Food Walking Tour

Afternoon Aperitivo Tour