The 5 cities: Cinque Terre

This was one of the places we were most excited to see and it didn’t let us down. The five beautiful villages perched on the hillside were beyond picturesque and around every corner we had to pull out our cameras to snap another pic. The buildings are painted vibrant colors of red, yellow, and orange and are precariously positioned on a terraced landscape of vineyards and olive farming. One of the main things to do in cinque terre is to hike between the villages. We hiked between the villages of Cornelia, Vernazza and Monterosso, stopping in Vernazza for a couple slices of the best forcaccia either of us have ever tasted. The next day we traveled from Riomaggio (where we were staying) to Vernazza just for another piece of this delicious breakfast forcaccia. (forcaccia bread with a cheese spread or ricotta and marscapone. Topped with an egg and a piece of speck kinda like bacon.) Yum. Some of our favorite food yet. Thes rest of our time in Cinque Terre was spent laying on rocks in the sun, admiring the view and reading. Cinque Terre is a must see for anyone traveling through Italy.