If you want to discover the magical beauty of Cinque Terre with minus tourists you just have to visit the most quite and unspoiled place of the region, the Lerici.
This rainbow town has its own amazing beach and dock, with hundreds of little fishing boats and sail boats that are floating on the water and the imposing castle guards them from high above.
However Lerici is not on this train line, which prevents the inundation of tourists. In fact, there’s not even a direct train that goes to Lerici but you can get there by bus, which is pretty easy.
When visiting the Cinque Terre region, it is better to stay in the port town of La Spezia, the capital of the area and the biggest city of the province. It is also less tourist-driven and more of a local city.