The Cinque Terre – The Hike
In April we took a trip to Cinque Terre while my parents were visiting. Cinque Terre is really a series of five tiny towns set into the mountains along the coast of Northern Italy. The towns are connected by train and by hiking trails. It’s a really unique place. On our first day we arrived in Vernazza by train and decided to do the 1.5 hour hike to the next town of Corniglia. So we picked up some thick crust pizza with mozzarella and pesto (aMAZing – the area is known for their pesto, I was in heaven!) and then we hit the trail.
We took an amazing amount of pictures in Cinque Terre, about 930 according to Picasa, and I don’t really have enough words to entertain you for 930 pictures … so I’ll just back off & let the pictures do most of the talking.
The trail itself turned out to be a little more grueling than we had expected – but we had plenty of ‘excuses’ to give ourselves a rest by stopping to take pictures along the way.