CINQUE TERRE – I’m in love with this beautiful place! Every corner is a picture perfect postcard and nothing but sunshine, smiles and wine to fill the time. It’s exactly what I was hoping for and it has proven to be a really relaxing getaway so far. We started our first day by hiking the trail from Monterosso to Vernazza. It’s not an easy trail as some areas are very steep and rocky. We somehow made it through after about an hour and a half.
From there, we spent the day on the beach relaxing in the sun. Our hotel, Hotel Baia – in Monterosso, is steps from the beach and is around the corner from the train station. We love our beautiful oceanview room with balcony (180EUR per night). Day two, we started our day by taking a short hike between Riomaggiore and Manarola which was about a 20 minute walk through a paved path big enough for baby strollers. Manarola is popular for their sun bathing rock area which happens to have some great deep water swimming which was a blast. It will be sad to say goodbye as we change our pace again to join our Trafalgar Tour in Rome tomorrow… Ciao!