a long weekend in Cinque Terre, Italy - part 2Thursday, September 11, 2014
In June I began telling you all about my Springtime holiday to beautiful Cinque Terre in a long weekend in Cinque Terre, Italy - part 1. Then I went to Japan and all thoughts of Italy were sidetracked.
But I must finish where I left off! If you've never explored this little corner of the world I thoroughly recommend it. The Italian Riviera is a must see on anyone's travel wish list. So...
On day two of our holiday we decided to pull out our walking shoes and complete the 3.5 km walk from Monterosso al Mare (where we were staying) to Vernazza. It was a hot day, even for Spring but the landscape and views were both worth the sweat.
our first view of Vernazza on the walk from Monterosso al Mare
Walking down into Vernazza was just as visually interesting... washing hanging from windows, the smell of freshly baked pastries and the salty sea air, vibrant colours and the chatter of many happy holiday makers.
walking down into Vernazza
local fishing boats
Of course we headed directly for the sea, only stopping for gelato and water. I had the most delicious pineapple flavoured gelato. For any kiwis our there reading - it tasted just like a pineapple fruju :)
Then the boys went for a swim while us girls sunbathed. Others did yoga on the rocks...
By mid afternoon our stomachs were growling, so we followed our noses and feasted on fresh seafood Italian pasta and beer.
Bellies full, we moved on to local wine and then meandered around the town until it was time to leisurely make our way home...
the view looking back to Monterosso al Mare