Cinque Terra – Day 3

by Laura on May 15, 2016

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On our third day in Cinque Terra we decided to visit some of the villages via the train. We didn’t make it to all five villages but we did see three of them; Vernazza, Corniglia and Riomaggiore.

In Vernazza we tried to beat the rush to an internet recommeneded breakfast hole, but it was unfortunately closed for the day. We did a little exploring, then quickly settled on a small place for coffee and a small snack before moving on to the next village.Day3CT-2IMG_0234IMG_0247

Corniglia was the smallest village we visited, but it had lots of amazing surprises hidden within. We climbed our way up more than 300 steps to the village, then wound our way through the narrow walkway to the sea edge and took in the amazing vista across the sea. On our return we settled into a small piazza restaurant to people watch while we ate our Italian specialties. Just before leaving we stopped into a tiny, yet popular gelateria for some much needed sweets and a few photos of the village.Day3CT-3 IMG_0297 IMG_0311 Day3CT-5 Day3CT-8 IMG_0464 IMG_0370IMG_0368-Pano

Finally we found ourselves in Riomaggiore. After a lot of walking, this village wasn’t as explored by us as the others. We did a walk around the cove, and found a small park at the top of hill for the kids to play while we adults took in the amazing view of the village. Our stay didn’t last long, and we returned to our apartment to relax for the remainder of the day.IMG_0445 Day3CT-6 Day3CT-9 Day3CT-10

For dinner we brought in some pizzas from an award winning pizzaria in the village. It was very good and definitely a step up from our less than amazing tourist pizza we had the first night. IMG_0501

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Sissel May 16, 2016 at 5:37 pm

That sure is an interesting place. I don’t know if I’d like living on a steep hill like that. I can see where some gardening is done on the terraced hills. Everyone looks very nice and happy.

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