Subject: Cinqueterra accommodations
Cinqueterra is one of my favorite places! Although I can't recommend a specific place to stay you should really have no problem finding a nice place under $100. There are lots of nice little guest homes in each of the five towns. Sometimes the best places are found by just 'winging it' as you say! The highlight of my trip to Cinqueterra was doing the hike between the 5 towns. You need to plan a day to hit all five and if you have a room in the first town you can catch the train back which runs frequently. The views as you wind your way along the coast are amazing and there is so much to discover in each of the little villages which seem to be built right into the mountainside.

Catriona Rayl Boston, MA