Thursday, August 27, 2020

Cinque Terre!

 After Florence, we took a couple trains up to the Ligurian Sea to a place I have been dreaming of going to for years: Cinque Terre! Cinque Terre means “5 lands” for the 5 coastal towns that make up the Cinque Terre National Park. The quaintness and beauty of the towns was unforgettable. 

When you get off the train at the first town, Riomaggiore, the train platform is this view. Total heart eyes. So we had to haul our luggage underneath the platform, back up the stairs and up the hill to the town and then up the 3 flights of stairs to our cute Airbnb. There really was no way to avoid not having to bring all of our luggage, but my travel tip is if you can, don’t bring a lot of stuff!! It was so exhausting.

We hung out a little bit on our little balcony after that exhausting luggage ordeal ha. We had planned to do the hike that connected all the towns together (there is also a local train you can take), but after our Airbnb host recommended a place for a boat ride to see the towns, we were sold. It cost more money than hiking, but it was so relaxing, and so beautiful! And also fun to be able to jump in and swim a little. 
Beautiful Riomaggiore where we stayed:


And Manarola, which was my favorite. We stayed here to enjoy some yummy food at Nessun Dorma, the little cafe with this incredible view! 

Can you spy Victor taking another dip? 

It was such a dreamy day. So happy and thankful we finally made it! 

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