One last ride up the Grand Canal in the Vaparetto
Riding the Italian rails
Delicious bruschetta in Monterosso!
We loved the local white wine in the CT!
The view from where we had brushetta upon our arrival in Monterosso
Late afternoon sunbathing in Monterosso
At the lovely Locanda Il Maestrale
Cheers! The local beer.
We walked down to the Monterosso waterfront
Yay Cinque Terre, and look how nice the weather was!
Inside Monterosso's church
The door of Monterosso's church, with the high water during the devastating floods marked on the outside of the building.
So many tasty treats here!
Up the hill to the cemetery
Town cemetery. After a certain amount of time, your spot gets cleared out so that others can be buried there.
The cemetery winds all around the hill above town.
I peeked through a crack in a door and look what I saw. Damon says I will be cursed forever for taking this picture.
View of town from the cemetery
Inside the church at the cemetery on the hill above town
View of town from the cemetery above
So steep! So many stairs!
Damon accused me of "trying to kill him." Oh the drama!
View to the south of the entire Cinque Terre coast
Cinque Terre selfie
My hiking buddy
At the ruins of an old castle at the highest point on our hike
Loving the scenery and hike!
"I think we go that way!" (I hope!)
Cinque Terre train sign
Lizards everywhere. Usually too fast for the camera!
Our first peek at Levanto
We made it, at the entrance to Levanto!
Lunch! We earned the pizza, foccacia, and white wine! They make the most delicious foccacia in the Cinque Terre and use it for all their sandwiches, even hamburger buns!
We are loving Monterosso! The town is adorable, and our hotel is right on the main drag. We had a great dinner last night and met another couple staying in Monterosso while having lunch in Levanto that gave us great suggestions for tonight. There are also a bunch of places in town that do wine tastings (thinking of you, Janice, Dianne, and Nancy - you would all be at home here!). Right now we are off to swim in the Ligurian Sea, which is about 2 blocks away and looks beautiful. The weather is perfect! Will add pics later on! Ciao!
Cheers! Back at Monterosso and time for a swim!
Enjoying the Ligurian Sea
Monterosso has a nice beach
More delicious bruschetta at dinner. Amazing how good the food is here!
Time for some wine tasting!
Perusing the options in the wine shop