Let me begin by saying that the sea water throughout Cinque Terre was the most gorgeous color turquoise I ever seen! I did not know that water could be such a true blue color. Also, the water is crystal clear-you can see for meters below the surface.
FYI! The order in which we proceeded through the towns are as follows: Monterosso-Vernazza-Corniglia-Manarola-Riomaggiore. We hiked for 1hr 30mins to Vernazza, another 1hr 30mins to Corniglia, Corniglia to Manarola was closed so we took the train to Manarola, and then hiked 30mins to Riomaggiore. In total, we hiked for 3hr 30mins! The hike to Riomaggiore is less of a hike and more of a stroll along a boardwalk. It is called Via Dell'Amore, or "Lovers Walk". Along this walk there are locks, bows, ties, etc that symbolize lovers who have made this walk together. Very romantic!
I am so proud of myself-I had a weekend full of adventures. I camped the first night, hiked all day Saturday, and swam in the sea again! Quite the experience!
|Camping La Sfinge|
|Scrimp Scampi-quite a surprise when my dish was brought over to me!|
|Sunset in La Spezia|
|One of the tiny trails we had to walk through...|
|SO MANY STAIRS!|
|Alex & I|
|Lots of agriculture|
|I was feeling artsy...|
|Sunset in Riomaggiore|