I’m continuing on with our Italy trip…hope you are not totally annoyed! So after traveling through Pisa, we made it to Cinque Terre. Seriously, the most beautiful little place EVER! The water was an amazing turquoise blue and ahh, those colorful houses! Ah-mazing! Not to mention, we had the BEST seafood while we were there.
There are 5 tiny villages with hiking trails connecting each of them. Except, there was a landslide 2 days prior to us arriving, so all of the trails were closed. But of course that didn’t stop us from having a great time. We utilized the train and ferry to get to each of the villages. Each one had a unique charm so I’ll let the pictures do the talking!
We stayed in Manarola. Those hills were a bitch to maneuver with the luggage; but oh so worth it!
This was our view from the room’s terrace. We slept with the door open every night…there is nothing like hearing those waves when you are sleeping! So peaceful!
Below is Corniglia. As you can probably see, there is no spot for a ferry to pull up to the village…nor can a train make it up that big hill. So, see below what you have to do to get up to this village.
See all those stairs? Yup, they go clear down by those railroad tracks. And yup, that’s how you reach this village. ALL 400 stairs.
Vernazza. This stop had a little bit more going on. More shops and restaurants…also a little more night life. WE had an amazing dinner here and actually met a lady that went to Ohio State! I was excited!
And lastly (if you’re counting, that is only four. We didn’t have a chance to explore the last little village), Monterosso. As you can see, it is the biggest village. There are beach areas to utilize the Mediterranean.
Overall, we had the best time in Cinque Terre. And I definitely decided I could live on the ocean!
PS- Brutus thanks all of you for your comments over the weekend!