Italy | Part 3: The Cinque Terre
It was liking stepping off a train and into a movie set. The water was crystal clear blue, the cobblestone streets lay unevenly beneath our feet and spread out right up against the water were the most perfectly placed imperfect buildings. Each building painted its own color as if the owners had planned the most beautiful palette, that accented the most beautiful landscape.
I've never seen anything like the Cinque Terre and I'm thankful for the two days I was able to spend there but given the chance I'd hope on a plane and head back no questions asked!
The Cirque Terre is made up of 5 ancient towns (Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola & Riomaggiore) along the Mediterranean Sea, you can only get to the towns by a train that runs back and forth along the coast or you have the option to hike the 12 miles, one way. As much as I loved the idea of a backpacking adventure along the coast, we really didn't have the time and there was food to be eaten and wine to drink!
If you ever get the chance to go to Italy try and make time for the Cinque Terre, I'm not sure my photos give the area justice. It's definitely a place you have to see for yourself!