Planes & Trains – Hello Cinque Terre, Italy!

Bon Voyage Paris!

We kicked off our trip with an awesome 3 nights in Paris, and although sad to leave and not looking forward to a hectic day of travel we were so excited to make our way to Cinque Terre, Italy!  We flew from Paris to Pisa, Italy and then had to jump on a regional train into Cinque Terre.  All in all, on paper, it seemed like a fairly easy day of travel but I can tell you there is no such thing, especially when hustling from station to station dragging along way too much luggage! Thanks Nicole… 😉

Once we got into Vernazza – the super cool small town within Cinque Terre we kicked off this leg of the trip with some pizza and wine of course!

So the super cool thing about Cinque Terre is its super tiny alleyways which of course are filled with mini apartments, including our rooms where we were staying, and let me tell you – walking up and down these vertical stairs is one heck of a workout!

We had an awesome time and were on the go non-stop on our short 2 night stay.  One of the highlights was certainly hiking along the coastal trail from Vernazza where we were staying to the next town north of us – Monterosso where we had the best bruschetta on the whole trip and just hung out in the town before taking a ferry back to Vernazza.

Want to check out a quieter part of Italy and escape the crowds and take in some amazing scenery?  Cinque Terre is the place for you!

The view from my parents room/balcony

Stairs, stairs and more stairs – these photos really don’t do this much justice!

A cool little cave / tunnel leading from main street to beach.

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My dad being funny 🙂

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One of our favorite nightly activities – hanging out on a balcony drinking wine!

This hike was pretty darn tough I must say….I mean look at Nicole’s face below!

The trail was pretty darn narrow in a few spots!

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Entering Monterosso!

My mom loved collecting sea glass…we loved watching her 🙂

This bruschetta tasted SOOOO good after our hike.

For Nicole and I to get to our room we had to go thru this super cool stone tunnel

My mom trying to figure out her GPS on her phone 🙂

After dinner on our last night I had some fun doing some nighttime long exposure shots – of course I packed light and had no tripod, but I am always up for a challenge 😉

Good night Cinque Terre!  Time to pack again and head for the hills in Tuscany!

  
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