On our first afternoon in Cinque Terre, we ran into a pair of local men just outside the train station in Riomaggiore. While we were enchanted by our surroundings, they were more interested in the fact that we had come from London. They complained bitterly about the weather, “it never stops raining” said one as we peaked out from under our umbrellas. I have to admit, I had been dreaming of a rather more sunny and warm Italy in April.
The thing is, the tiny little towns of the Cinque Terre look so good in the rain. Somehow, the gloomy skies bring out the colours in the buildings and a moody, dramatic air pervades the narrow streets and walkways. We spent one rainy afternoon in Vernazza during our stay and I absolutely fell in love.
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