The largest of the five coastal villages that make up the Cinque Terre, Monteresso is a popular choice with holidaymakers, as it has its own beach and promenade. Despite its popularity, it is still little more than an oversized village with bundles of charm. The village itself is divided into two parts marked by the medieval tower of Aurora. Fegina, dominated by the famous concrete statue of a giant, is very lively. The old town is characterised by the ruins of a castle, and has wonderful narrow streets with coloured terraced houses, typical of the area. Many choose to relax on the lovely sandy beach, which stretches along most of the coast line, or you can choose to walk out through the lovely hills for fantastic views out to sea. Monteross likes a festival. These include The Lemon festival in May, the Festa della Madonna Assunta with fireworks out at sea, and Festa del vino in september - a chance to taste the celebrated Cinque Terre wine.