Wednesday, 17 April 2013

First Look: Cinque Terre, Italy

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, ItalyMain street Riomaggiore

We spent a glorious long weekend in Cinque Terre over Easter for Jen’s birthday. Well, perhaps ‘glorious’ isn’t the right word. For the most part it was rainy and not all that warm but we had a wonderful time nonetheless.  It was really easy to get to Cinque Terre by train from Genoa airport and once there, it was easy to travel up and down the coast by train too.

It is no surprise that I fell in love with La Cinque Terre. I adored the distinctive puzzle piece houses built on terraces up the mountainside. The secret passages and hidden alleyways enchanted me, as did the coastal walks and breathtaking views. And the food? I’m still dreaming about the best seafood, pasta and gelato I have ever tasted.

The Cinque Terre is located in La Spezia province on the north western coast of Italy just below Milan. Translated as ‘The Five Lands’, Cinque Terre is made up of the five coastal towns of Monterosso Al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. We definitely made the right choice – Riomaggiore was the best town and we enjoyed a day in Vernazza too.

This is a first look of my Instagram photos but have no fear, I took my camera along too and have some exciting posts planned!

   Cinqueterre, ItalyJust one of Riomaggiore's many secret passages

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, ItalyThe view of Riomaggiore from the Marina

Riomaggiore, Le Cinque TerreA narrow street in Riomaggiore

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, ItalyShop front in Vernazza

Vernazza, La Cinque Terre, ItalyVernazza

Alleyway, Riomaggiore, CinqueterreAn alleyway in Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore, La Cinque Terre, La Spezia ProvinceHigh street Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore, Cinque TerraTrattoria Via dell’amore Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre Last glance, Riomaggiore

Can you see why I fell in love? Which is your favourite photo? Mine is the second one with the lamp and the secret passage.

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