For years, more than I can remember, I've dreamed of visiting Italy and Greece. Obsessed with Greco-Roman mythology since I was a teenager, I said those are the 2 places I absolutely have to visit before I die. Well, the dream became a reality when my husband and I got serious about planning my dream trip and realized it was much more attainable than I thought. I researched what the best season to travel is, and found that the season starts in April and ends in October. Since our wedding anniversary is in October, it was the perfect time to go. Turns out that the end of the season has beautiful weather and is super cheap to travel!
The first part of the trip was in Italy, Cinque Terre being the main attraction. We stayed in the town of Corniglia, which is the highest point of all the seaside towns and is centrally located in the middle of the 5 lands. It was quiet, peaceful and so beautiful. We spent the first day exploring the town, had a lovely dinner and they even let us take a bottle of wine back to our AirBNB room from the restaurant Il Cecio, which is associated with the B&B. We got caught in a little rain, but it was so romantic, we didn't care. The next day was meant for exploring. We hiked a little through the trails that lead to the next town over, but realizing that it would take us 2 hours just for the full hike and we only had a day and a half to be there, we decided to buy a train day pass (16 euros each) so we can check out all all the towns instead. We hopped from town to town, having lunch in Vernazza, coffee in Monterosso al Mare, then dinner in Riomaggiore. The last morning, we had breakfast in Manarola, the famous seaside town that's the star of all those beautiful photos depicting Cinque Terre, but I'll leave that one for the next post. The villages were filled with steps, hidden treasures and lovely people. It was truly an amazing experience!
|Ate all the pasta and drank all the wine!|