Cinque Terre, Italy

View of Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is a gem of a place made up of five little towns connected by train and cliffside walking trails with gorgeous views. It's houses are tucked into the hillside in a way that looks as if they could topple into the ocean. The narrow streets and markets are crammed full of delicious restaurants, tchochkes, and gelato we enjoyed at least once every day. I think everyone should visit the land of one million steps at least once in their life.

I speak for all of us here, but I think it's safe to say our favorite day was hiking to the town of Corniglia from Vernazza and watching people cliff jump into the ocean. The trails aren't as crowded as the rest of the cities and have stunning views around every curve. 

If you go, don't miss out on these spots :) 

  • Bel Forte restaurant
  • the view of Riomaggiore from the beach at sunset
  • Pesto. All the pesto. It's where it was invented after all.  
  • Mio Amore Gelato
  • cliff jumping in Corniglia 
View of Corniglia, Italy from the hiking trail above the ocean. 
Painted houses in beautiful colors in the town of Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Italy. 
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View of Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy from the hiking trail above the town. 
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Cliff jumping in Cinque Terre, italy.