Monterosso al Mare is the westernmost fraction of the Cinque Terre. Its hills are cultivated with grapevines and olives and the beaches are wide and spacious. This is why this village has become the most famous and has the most facilities for tourists.
The main sights of the place are the Fieschi Castle and the Convent of Monterosso, whose church, which is dedicated to St. Francis, contains priceless works of art, including paintings attributed to Van Dick, Cambiaso, Piola and Guido Reni.
The old part of Monterosso is dominated by the ruins of the Obertengo Castle, which hangs over the sea with its typical tower-houses and “caruggi”.