While I was visiting the five villages of Cinque Terre I stayed in La Spezia, a city with about 100.000 citizens just south of Cinque Terre. The train that connects the villages of Cinque Terre starts/ends in La Spezia, where you’ll arrive coming from the bigger cities like Pisa or Florence. If you -like me- … More Italy. La Spezia.
Manarola was the last village I visited on my first day in Cinque Terre and I got there just before sunset and I immediately loved it. So on the next day I went back to explore the village during the day and it did not disappoint. Colorful houses with laundry hanging outside, alleys that lead … More Italy. Cinque Terre. Manarola.
Vernazza was the second village I visited in Cinque Terre and the one I liked the least. Looking back and especially after looking at all the pretty (at least in my opinion) photos I took, I don’t exactly know why I didn’t like it. I probably visited at the wrong time: in the midday heat … More Italy. Cinque Terre. Vernazza.
Corniglia is the only village of Cinque Terre which is not built right at the ocean but instead sits on top of a mountain surrounded by vineyards, about 100 meters above sea level. With only 250 residents it’s also the smallest of the five villages and doesn’t have a hotel. I visited the village after … More Italy. Cinque Terre. Corniglia.
After visiting Riomaggiore and Vernazza I headed to Monterosso al Mare, the most northern of the 5 villages of Cinque Terre and the only one with a long and sandy beach. Needless to say I spent most of my afternoon there. A hill divides the town into two parts, arriving at the Monterosso train station you’ll be in the bigger and a bit more … More Italy. Cinque Terre. Monterosso al Mare.
Riomaggiore was the first of the 5 villages of Cinque Terre that I visited since it is the closest to La Spezia, the town where my hotel was. The village -with less than 2.000 residents- dates back to the 13th century and is everything you imagine Cinque Terre to be: colorful houses built along the … More italy. cinque terre. riomaggiore.
[all pictures above were taken in Bologna’s centro storico] I just got back from a short vacation in Italy. Even though the school holidays in Germany just started I found a cheap flight to Bologna with Ryanair (85€ return). I spent the first 3 days sightseeing in Bologna, Florence and Pisa but the heat and … More italy. bologna, florence, pisa and cinque terre. recap.