Cinque Terre means "five lands" and is made up of five small villages along the coast, Monterosso, Vernazza, Cornigila, Manarola and Riomaggiore. I've listed the villages in reverse order from number "5" to number "1."
Since we stayed in Monterosso, the biggest of the five villages, I have the most photos and stories from this village and wanted to start here. The word beautiful does not do this place justice. It is incredible and hard to put to words. I don't even know a color to describe the ocean. . . I'm going to let the photos do most of the talking.
I love the comparison in these two photos. The one on the left is from right before the thunder storm and the one on the right is from one of the other days when the sky was blue and pretty! Crazy how different the same place can look!
I really loved Monterosso and I'm so glad we stayed there. Being the biggest of the villages it gave more options for restaurants and stores. Plus it is the only village that has a beach you can lay out on. It is a very cute town despite not being as quaint as the other villages. Really I could have laid on the beach and looked at the beautiful ocean all day. . . the colors were just amazing. . . ok take me back please?! I miss it!!!!!!!
I have plenty more to share about our time in Cinque Terre so come back it you want to see more!
If you missed my other Italy Vacation posts you can read my general post about Florence here, about The Duomo here and Boboli Gardens here.
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