Monterosso on the Sea is the largest town of the Cinque Terre and also the first documented
Consisting of two settlements, the old village and Fegina, the most touristy,
'Monterosso al Mare' is important monuments such as the fourteenth century church of
St. John the Baptist, before which stood the medieval 'Palazzo del Podesta'
(of which some traces remain), the castle of the Fieschi, the monastery whose
church dedicated to St. Francis (contains priceless works of art, including
paintings attributed to Van Dyck, Cambiaso, Piola and Guido Reni) and in Fegina,
Montale Villa, where the Nobel Prize for literature stayed sometime.