Imagine our surprise when we went to buy train tickets to the most anticipated destination on our trip and we couldn’t find any. Hmmmm… maybe we spelled it wrong? Do Italians spell it differently? (Florence = Firinze, Rome = Roma, Venice = Venezia)
Well, we found out that there is no town called Cinque Terre, but that there are 5 towns that make up Cinque Terre: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore
We stayed in Riomaggiore and loved it. When we got off the train, we had to walk through this tunnel to get to the town. It was really pretty and had interesting mosaics on the right side.
Our first glimpse of the town.
We found a super cheap room which ended up being an entire 2 story apartment complete with a kitchen and a balcony with a view. We think that they may have overbooked the hotel and given us this apartment because it was the only on left… lucky for us!
Our perch on the balcony was nice, but we decided to get out and explore the town before it got dark.
Lot’s of cobblestone steps and narrow streets and grape vines and beautiful views. For dinner, we ordered a pizza to-go and ate it on our balcony… it was perfect.