Sister City relationships allow communities to learn and develop together, to share common ground and celebrate difference.
Cinque Terre, a national park area in Italy, had already built a relationship with the Department of Conservation in Fiordland, but was wanting to develop more than just a park relationship and so approached Council.
Cinque Terre is a popular tourist destination in the Luguria region of Italy. The coastline, five villages and surrounding hillside are all part of the Cinque Terre National park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of equal importance to the Southland regions own UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fiordland.
Cinque Terre is noted for its beauty and man made terraces built on the rugged steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages of Cinque Terre as cars can not reach it from the outside.
The agreement between Cinque Terre and Council was signed on 26 March 2009.
For more information on Cinque Terre National Park, click here.
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|First added:||20 February 2009|
|Last updated:||6 January 2010|