Cinque Terre, meaning "Five Lands," is a string of five seaside towns nestled along the rugged coastline of the Italian Riviera. The area, which is a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the most picturesque and popular destinations in the country (and in Europe). Despite being a small and compact area, there is plenty to do in Cinque Terre. Just wandering through the tiny alleyways of each town will keep you busy for days, with obligatory pit stops for food, drinks and great views along the way. For the nature lovers and the active travelers, hiking and swimming are also a must.