Monday, June 13, 2011

Cinque Terre.

Cinque Terre was undoubtedly our favorite part of Italy. Cinque Terre consists of 5 villages in the Italian Riviera. We stayed in Vernazza and I will have more tomorrow on our accommodations.

We had a delicious dinner at sunset, right here:

There are hiking trails connecting the 5 villages. It takes around 4 hours without stopping in each village. This was a highlight of our trip. I took over 200 photos, but I have narrowed down my favorites. We started from Vernazza, hiked 3 villages, took a boat ride back to the first village, Montorosso, and then hiked back to Vernazza.

Some parts of the trail were very strenuous and required water breaks, others were flat and quite enjoyable. We saw women over 80 years old on this hike, and I was equally inspired and concerned for them.

We bought focaccio slices for lunch. Cinque Terre is famous for their pesto, which was delicious and without a fishy taste that sometimes accompanies pesto.

We went swimming and read books here for an hour while we waited for the boat. Ah, I want to go back already...

Views from the boat of each village.




View of our the restaurant we had our dinner from the boat:

Monterosso al Mare:

The main church in Montorosso

Back to Vernazza:

And a fancy dessert to celebrate our hike:


Jenna said...

Love all the different colors in the buildings - looks like something out of a movie :) You are giving me more and more reasons to bump Italy even higher on my places to see list!


sécia said...


♥ sécia

Things That Sparkle said...

We went to Cinque Terre last summer, it was absolutely incredible. Your pictures are amazing!!! Captures the beauty so perfectly

sam said...

Ahh! It's been 15 years since I've been there and just brought back the best memories! I'd love to get back. Your pictures are fantastic!