Cinque Terre is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to! The sights were unlike any other town and it’s had to believe that a place like this actually exists.
We stayed in the first of the five towns in Cinque Terre called Riomaggiore. The first day we were there, we settled into our cute hostel and had dinner on the balcony.The view from our hostel.Limoncello!Cross outside of a cute church overlooking the sea!We couldn’t believe how amazing it was!Dinner on our hostel balcony-pasta and pesto!That night, we sat out on the rocks and watched the sea break along the coast.There is no ice in Italy!! Instead, I found a bottle of Vodka in our hostel fridge. It worked well to ice my ankle. And I know what you’re thinking, no I did not drink any, I’m not a fan…The next day, we set out to hike through all five towns of Cinque Terre. It was one of the hardest hikes I have ever done because of how long it took. Even though it was exhausting, it was absolutely breathtaking and well worth it!More love locks.When we started our hike in the morning, grape growers were delivering grapes to houses and local markets. I love how simple and quaint life was in Cinque Terre. It makes you realize how fast paced our life is in the big city and makes you want to slow down.Too tired? No! Rock on…Organ player in a church.Grape vines were everywhere!Glory to God and thanks for His beautiful creation!We picked grapes along the way for fuel on the hike.Sea to your left and grape vines to your right.More grape vines. It is amazing how they grow them on the steep coastline. The trail.We stopped in the town of Corniglia for a bite to eat. Buying lunch- pesto, ham and cheese sandwiches from a local market.I love the color of this building.Kelsie.We sat on the coast, ate our lunch and watched the locals swim and tan.Then to cool off, we jumped in too! The water felt refreshing and really warm!Boats and fishing nets.There are cats everywhere in Italy.More gelato…strawberry and honey flavors.They use these tracks and machines to haul grapes up and down the hillside.The town of Vernazza.More cats on the trail.Little mice eating berries.The last town on the hike, Monterosse. 7 hours and thousands of stairs later we finished! We took the train back tired and ready for a nice meal. My feet and ankles were so sore but all the pain was worth it! The beauty of the trail made up for it.