Monday, October 3, 2011

Cinque Terre

Day 6 - August 15th
Early Monday morning we made our way to the Roma Termini and caught a train to La Spezia.  Upon arrival we stored our backpacks at the station and caught a local train to Monterosso, the northernmost city of Cinque Terre, where we began our hike through three of the five cities.

The trail from Monterosso to Vernazza was by far the most difficult.  Although the hike was demading, it was absolutely breathtaking as its path wound through olive orchards and vineyards.  Vernazza reminded me of a mini Venice.  Very quaint, yet packed and touristy.  Corniglia was my very favorite.  It seemed like many hikers bypassed this town.  Too bad for them as it seemed to offer the most authentic Italian coastal living.





marieb said...

So beautiful! Your pictures are breathtaking! I'm glad you got to see the less traditional tourist part of Italy. You two look great!

Lizzie said...

Cinque Terra is high on my list of places to visit. It looks like you guys had an amazing time.

Kelsi said...

Amazing pictures Jamie. You two look great :)