The Cinque Terre as I’ve already noted is one of the most beautiful places in the world. While we were there we stayed in Monterosso. The next city over is called Vernazza. There is an easy path right along the sea that connects the two cities but that path was destroyed in the horrible mudslides that hit the region in 2011 – check out this article in the New York Times to see some of the immense damage suffered in the cities. Therefore, we had to hike a rather rough (and much more treasonous trail) between the cities that took us up into the hills that separate the towns from the rest of the outside world. However, one of the benefits of being up in the hills is that it afforded us some views of Vernazza that we probably would not have had from the other (flatter) trail.
Photo of the Day – Vernazza (Cinque Terre)
Vernazza is an amazing town and we had our best meal of the trip at the Ristorante Belforte which overlooked the sea. The pasta was fresh and they added curry powder to the shrimp which gave it a nice kick. Delicious!