Bellambra can be found in Monterosso, the largest village of the splendid Cinque Terre, declared by UNESCO in 1997 to be “a heritage of humanity”. It was cited, with the other four villages of the Cinque Terre, by the poet Eugenio Montale, Nobel Prize winner for Literature in 1975.
Monterosso is a classical village of the Ligurian Levante Riveria with open sea stretching out in front and rugged moutains rising up behind whose steep slopes are sweetened by terraces typical of the region. Thanks to the strength and commitment of generations of the inhabitants of this ancient village their livelihood is sustained by wine and oil harvested from the harsh soil.
In contrast to the other villages Monterosso is situated in the centre of a small natural gulf which has allowed the formation of the widest and most extensive beaches in the Cinque Terre, which stretch along the length of the village. The sea of Monterosso forms part of the “Protected Natural Marine Area of the Cinque Terre” and is integrated in the “National Park of the Cinque Terre” which can be explored by the many footpaths that wind through the hillside offering spectacular views, of which the most famous path is called “Via dell’amore” – The Path of Love.