Unlike much of Italy, the residents of Cinque Terre are a closed set, protective of their culture — and. Most vineyards are connected by mountainous trails and a summer festival sees trekking enthu. Climbing the rocky switchback trail, icy rain pelting our swishing plastic rain ponchos. we changed out of our muddy boots — our feet were swollen and our ankles sore — and closed the car doors jus. Hiking…