A Broad Abroad: Italy – The Cinque Terre!
Our first stop in Italy was the Cinque Terre, a beautiful collection of five towns (hence the name) along the coast in northern Italy. We arrived at our home base in the Cinque Terre, Monterosso al Mare, late in the evening after our EXTREMELY long day of travel, and spent a late night out with some new friends (we’re talking like 3:00 am people, the latest we stay out at home is like, 10:30, so this was a BIG DEAL).
The next morning, we did what any red-blooded twenty-somethings who spent a night out way too late would do: We went for a hike.
While we were completely exhausted, the view was beautiful, and we probably couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more. We hiked from Monterosso al Mare to Vernazza, enjoyed some gnocchi and wine, and of course some gelato, and basked in a beautiful sunny day in a beautiful coastal Italian town. Could life really be better than that?
The view from our hotel window in Monterosso
A view of Monterosso through the vineyards along the hiking trail
Our first glimpse of Vernazza tucked along the coastline