Monterosso from the boat dock
Walk the plank! Loading up the boat.
Damon at the lookout at the base of the castle in Vernazza, with Monterosso in the background.
My view from the top of the castle.
View of Vernazza from the top of the castle
Damon checking things out and the castle I went up in.
Back to the boat dock! On to the next town!
Riomaggiore from the water
Such a beautiful day, and beautiful scenery too!
The Church of St. Peter on the end of the coastline as you come into Portovenere
Church of St. Peter - is there really a prettier location for a church?
We walked out to the Church of St. Peter at the end of town and had a great time checking out both the church and the views!
Me with the Cinque Terre coastline behind me
Inside the church. It dates back to the 1200s and is the Moorish style often seen in this part of Italy, as evidenced by the banded/striped design.
It was a busy Saturday in Portovenere and the neighboring towns
Damon's such a good sport about being in my pictures!
Damon relaxing on the church walls while I do my shutterbug thing
Such a gorgeous day!
There was a big sailing event going on - these are the big ocean-going type sailboats. There were tons of them out on the horizon while we were making our way down to Portovenere, and it was neat to see some of the teams and their boats in the harbor.
A fishing boat in Portovenere's harbor
Tonight we are heading to dinner in Riomaggiore, the furthest south of the Cinque Terre towns but only 10 minutes away by train. Tomorrow is our last full day here and we plan to have a relaxing day at the beach and rent kayaks!
Sunset in Riomaggiore
Walking through Riomaggiore at dusk
Such a picturesque little town!
More scenes from our walk in Riomaggiore
We loved how easy it was to hop on the train and go to a different town for dinner!
Enjoying some limoncello and dessert!
Back in Monterosso, enjoying a glass of wine on the town square on a Saturday night. It was so much fun to watch the locals enjoy time with their friends and family. When they go out on a Saturday night with their friends, they bring the kids and dogs, and everyone kicks it in the town square. The adults sip wine and talk while the dogs hang out, and the kids get some exercise in the play area. It's a much more low-key scene than we're used to seeing in the States.