I just finished my first official work week as an attorney and sigh...let's just say I still wish I was in Europe. Today I'm sharing our stop in Cinque Terre with you. "Cinque Terre" means "five lands" in Italian, and it consists of five darling little fishing villages along the Italian Riviera. The towns are tiny and so beautiful, known for their colorful homes and dazzling clear blue water.
It's a great spot for a weekend getaway while in Italy! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. When I look at them I feel so serene. I can remember the smells and exactly how happy I was to be enjoying a place I had dreamed of for so long. Do you have a place like that?
I'm wearing the same dress by Lucy Paris, (which I bought from Bloomingdales) in all the pictures because we hiked to see all the towns in one day! It's no longer available but you can find a similar one here, here, and here.
Cinque Terre is part of the Liguria region of Italy, where pesto was invented! We ate pesto everything!! Though it's extremely green and not super attractive in a photo, it was absolutely delicious. The basil from the region tastes different than any other basil I've had, and they also add a local pecorino cheese to the sauce, making it super creamy and amazing. The region is also known for a special walnut sauce, which I became obsessed with! Hopefully I can figure out how to make it for you guys...
We stayed in the town of Vernazza, which is the next to last town. It's a little bit bigger than the first three, and it's easy to access the other towns from there, which is why we chose it. However, Manarola, the second town, pictured first, was my favorite. It's so romantic and their little beach and cliffs make for a wonderful day in the water.
Monterosso is the last and biggest of the five towns. If you're looking for something to eat, go straight to Da Eraldo and order the antipasto board. It was the most delicious and beautiful plate I've ever seen in my life. The portion pictured was for two, but it fed four of us! It's served with homemade bread, served piping hot from the oven...MMmmmMM!!
We ended our stay with a gorgeous sunset. It couldn't have been more perfect! Sorry that was such a long post but there were too many good pictures...have you been to Cinque Terre? Do you want to go? Shout me out and let me know!! I hope these photos relax and refresh you for the week ahead, and that they inspire some major wanderlust ;)