monterossoMonterosso al Mare is located in the center of a small natural gulf, protected by a small artificial reef, east of Punta Mesco in the Riviera of La Spezia. It is the westernmost part of the Cinque Terre.

To the west of the original village, is the village of Fegina, natural expansion characterized by a relatively modern tourist resort facility compared to the others in the Cinque Terre that is reachable through a tunnel of a few tens of meters. In Fegina is located the local train station.

The town was named for the first time in a document dated back to 1056 in which Guido Obertenghi, son of Adalbert II, made some donations on site Monte Russo. In the eleventh century, with the disintegration of the brand Obertenghi, the fiefdom possessions went to the counts Fieschi and later in the twelfth century to the local lords of Lagneto, in contrast with the Malaspina family, Lords in the Lunigiana valley. In the thirteenth century the territory of Monterosso, as well as the entire area of the Cinque Terre, as the territory of clashes be

tween the Republic of Genoa and the lordship of Pisa for the political control and the trade of this important stretch of eastern Liguria.

Monterosso has many signs of its long and fascinating history, and offers a lot of chances to enjoy a beautiful cultural and sea day.