Yep, it all makes sense... Cinque Terre is rather nice. Each of the 5 towns is a little different and it sure is some clever marketting. There are towns beyond the famous five which are also delightful and have the same magic of Ligurian sea at their doorstep, some with soaring cliffs but each with cute buildings.
Most of the Cinque Terre track is closed. (It might still be due the landslide over a year ago.) Only the track between Monterosso and Vernazza is open. We took the train options to visit the Famous Five. Perhaps tomorrow we might get some track action. So to paint a picture...