Trek about the Cinque Terre, Italy
The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. “The Five Lands” is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Initially we intended to sign up for a relaxing Cinque Terre tour but the tour office was closed at 5pm so we called up Walk about florence tour and signed up for a trekking tour to Cinque Terre. It was amazing! Breath taking even at certain point! The guide was two young chaps who were really helpful and friendly. They spoke perfect English having grown up in US and are part US part Italian nationality. The tour includes walking pass vineyards on terraces, olive oil groves, orange and lemon trees, homegrown pumpkins, had lunch at a restaurant with an amazing view, train rides from villages to villages and a ferry ride (if weather permits). The trek was tiring and long but we saw many grannies with their trekking sticks walking at the side of the cliffs, so we had no excuse but to complete the trek! Haha.
We were lucky! We had them all and even though the weather was slightly drizzling we managed to take the ferry ride and some marvelous pictures. So here are some of our favourite pictures!
On a ferry!
The lovers bridge where couples come here and lock a lock in the bridge symbolizing the locking of their love. What they didn’t know is that the staffs will remove those locks after a couple of years. HAHA.