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We all agreed that Monterosso al Mare was our favorite village out of the five being that it was built on flat land and no walking up steep cobblestone hills. The town has two parts, a new town with a parking lot, and train station and the old town which cradles Old World Charm which I Love! When we got off at the train station we had to walk along the boardwalk into town which was a pretty 15 min walk with lots of umbrellas lining the beach and then you walk through a pedestrian tunnel that connects the old with the new part of town. We arrived into a little square called Piazza Garibaldi which had a statue to honor Giuseppe Garibaldi, who was an Italian general and politician who played a large role in the history of Italy also a was an Italian patriot and military leader who helped free the Italians from foreign rule and unify the country. I think if we were to come back to this area again we would choose Monterosso to sleep as it's the biggest of the villages, it had lots of restaurants and boutique stores plus it's the only village that has a beach you can lay out on. Really words don't do this place justice. It is incredible and hard to put words too, I'm going to let the photos do most of the talking..