Thanks to the geographical and anthropic characteristics of the territory where they arise, Cinque Terre are considered one of the most evocative Italian coastal attractions, due to their naturally rough and rugged hilly orographic context, softened by the construction of terraces or bands for cultivation, which falls towards the sea with steep slopes; in the points where the sea creeps into the land there are the villages: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare; articulated to follow the natural shape of the hills. At an altitude ranging from 300 to 450 meters above sea level, a Marian shrine watches over each village of Cinque Terre and starting from Riomaggiore we have: Shrine of Our Lady of Montenero, Shrine of Our Lady of Health, Shrine of Our Lady of Grace, Shrine of Our Lady of Reggio, Shrine of Our Lady of Soviore. Each of them holds the deep roots of the spirituality and culture of Cinque Terre, which the inhabitants are linked by a feeling of devotion. They are a must for the attentive visitor who wants to get closer to the most authentic identity of this stretch of the extreme Levante of Liguria. Even if they are all accessible via road – with the exception of Riomaggiore, Nostra Signora di Montenero – the best way to visit them and fully enjoy the naturalistic beauties and views they offer is certainly on foot. The routes are part of the Cinque Terre trail network and are all indicated with white-red signs, symbols of the CAI signs.