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-… Read 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… Read 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… Read 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… Read 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… Read 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… Read 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… Read More italy. bologna, florence, pisa and cinque terre. recap.