One time in Cinque Terre wasn’t enough for us, so we had to go back. Apparently two times still isn’t enough… who wants to join us for round three?
Miles walked: 13
Miles transported: ~180
Arrived in Monterosso (the northernmost town) in time for a short stroll through its charming streets before dinner:
Listen, Cinque Terrians… we get that you’re trying to be funny and all, but this is our first night in Italy and we want some damn pizza. Please and thank you.
Awaiting the boat to take us to Riomaggiore (the southernmost town):
Monterosso (well, new Monterosso) from the boat:
And finally, Riomaggiore!
The quaint streets of Riomaggiore:
Where we found THIS (a random assortment of various sea food items – some slightly intimidating, but all consumed nonetheless):
Warning or suggestion?
Hiking around Manarola:
Where we stumbled upon this and decided to jump in with the rest of the folks, fully clothed…
Straight on to Vernazza, Francy’s favorite of the 5 towns!
A secret little cave that leads out to the water, which seemed to be THE cool (literally and figuratively) place to be:
Beautiful Vernazza from above:
This may not have been our first time here, but it was Samsonite’s and he was just THRILLED. Not a day has gone by since that he hasn’t begged us to come back. It’s exhausting, really.
Ran into (and by ran into, I mean we happened to be there at the same time and coordinated a meet up… but still, a run-in happened!) my old coworker, Mike from Toronto, who was traveling Italy with his cousin. NPD reunion, in Cinque Terre of all places!
And finally, I’ll leave you with this beautiful view of New Monterosso. Cinque Terre – see you again soon!