Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Italy Vacation: Monterosso/Old Town (in Cinque Terre)

Monterosso (aka Village #5) has a new town (where we stayed) and an Old Town which I fell in love with as soon as I saw it.  If you missed my first post about Monterosso make sure to check it out here (think beautiful beach photos - you don't want to miss it)!

We arrived to Monterosso in the late afternoon (and it was overcast and gray).  Once we got settled into our apartment we changed and made our way to Old Town which was about a 10 minute walk from where we were staying.  It was so charming!  Look at that church. . . gorgeous!  All of the cafes, alleys and shops were so photo worthy I couldn't stand it - I just kept seeing photo opportunities!

This alley was made for a photo shoot so Stacy and I had to stop and take some photos!  It was just so pretty.  We had such a nice time just walking around and exploring all the little alleys.  We shopped and sampled some pesto, had a pre-dinner drink and then a great dinner while sitting outside.  It was such a nice evening!

While at dinner we started chatting with a nice American couple.  They were clearly very wealthy and on a very long vacation all over Italy.  I want their life in 30 years!  They were so nice and it is always so fun to talk to people while traveling.  You meet so many interesting people.  I've decided that people are more friendly while on vacation because they are in a better mood.  Don't you think?!

So what do you think. . . New Town or Old Town?  They are both amazing for different things so really, really hard to pick a favorite.  It is a tie for me!

If you missed my other Italy Vacation posts be sure to read about Florence here, The Duomo here and Boboli Gardens here.


  1. That is way to hard to choose! I love all the color though in the buildings!

  2. Yeah - I think you're right about people being kinder & friendlier on vacation.

    I'll have to test that theory on my August trip to Seattle then cruise to Alaska.

  3. These pictures are beautiful, I'm DYING to go to Europe and explore the list of places I want to visit. Italy is defiantly one of those places... so pretty!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire