Saturday, April 19, 2014


Cinque Terre! (AND Italian rain)

Today we woke up early and were off to visit the Cinque Terre (five lands) region of northern Italy – The five lands are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.  We visited 3 out of the five, (Vernazza, Manarola and Riomaggiore).  While Mother Nature did not cooperate initially (with no complaints by anyone for the rain and cold), by the end of the day the sun was shining.  We explored the three beautiful coastline towns by train and walked the hills for some breathtaking views.  We were all taken in by the vistas and the food (gelato) and some tried lobster for the first time! (…and shopping of course).  Back to the hotel by 5 for a chance to warm up, relax a bit and have dinner, then an evening at the hotel.  Tomorrow, off to Monaco!  Happy Easter to all!