Cinque Terre is five miles up a windy (and
scenic) single-lane mountain road (Cavedale
Road), very near the Sonoma/Napa borderline.
When you arrive, you will be across from
what is historically known as "Top of the
World" Ranch. It can take up to 25
minutes to get up the road (from the Village
of Glen Ellen) if you are unfamiliar with
it, it can take as few as 15 minutes when
you are familiar with it.
If you prefer a more "civilized" road, you can
take Trinity Road from Hwy 12. This is
a 2-lane, less windy (although steeper)
road. Refer to a map of the area to
see this alternate route.
If you desire to visit Napa from our place, you
can drive for about 30 minutes down the
other side of the mountain, down Dry
Creek/Oakville Grade, which is a 2-lane
windy mountain road.
Cinque Terre is truly a hide-away retreat in
that, once you arrive, you don't really want
to leave! You are really tucked in,
above the clouds to enjoy a peaceful
reprieve from city life!
If you desire shopping, dining out alot and
sight-seeing downtown, you may want to stay
closer to town.