Riomaggiore was our fifth and final town! We took another choppy boat ride but this time, it was a bit longer. Riomaggiore and Monterosso are on opposite ends of Cinque Terre. This means we passed by all four of the other villages we visited earlier. It was nice to just be able to sit and … Continue reading last and final stop – riomaggiore!
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From Vernazza, we took a quick boat ride to the fourth village of the day, Monterosso al Mare. It was extremely rocky getting on and off the boat, so just a warning for all of you folks who get sea sick. If you’re up for the task, there’s a monastery (Church of San Francesco - … Continue reading boat ride to monterosso al mare
After lunch in Corniglia, another 4.5 km hike brought us to our third town, Vernazza. Find your way to the cave. Once you go under it, there’s a beach on the other side. It’s not the typical sandy beaches you’re probably used to. Instead, it’s a rocky beach. If you look closely at the rocks, … Continue reading a beach in vernazza
Corniglia was our second town and it was also where we stopped for lunch. A lunch that consisted of fresh seafood - quite possibly the best meal I had in Italy. I'd say it was well deserved after hiking and sweating for 4.5km. We didn’t do much else because after lunch, it was time for … Continue reading lunch in corniglia
This is where we started our hike. Our goal was Corniglia, which was 4.5 km (or 2.8 miles) away. The hike wasn’t too bad. But this also might have been because it was our first trail, so we still had the energy. There wasn’t too much to see, except a few tomatoes planted along the … Continue reading first stop, manarola!
Imagine hiking along a muddy trail so narrow, that you have your back against the wall (or in this case, mountain), just fighting to make it to the next corner. One false step, and you could plummet to your death into the abyss of the Ligurian sea. Never to be seen again. Okay, maybe that … Continue reading hiking on cinque terre
I can now add ‘ticket scalper’ to my resume. Not that I’m going to, but now that I’ve gotten you to click into my blog, I guess you’ll just have to keep reading to find out what happened! Milan. Florence. Cinque Terre. Siena. San Gimignano. Pisa. Rome. Venice. Milan (again). All in 10 days. I’m … Continue reading italia 2014