Day 8 was mostly travel, due to a five hour train ride from Venezia to our next home in Corniglia. We arrived, got some local info from our Airbnb host, ate dinner at a local spot a few minutes from our apartment, and then crashed out.

We got an early start to the day, as we had five towns to explore and wanted to make sure we didn’t miss anything. There are hiking trails that connect the towns, and we ambitiously set out from our home base of Corniglia to Monterosso, the northernmost of the five.

Word to the wise, if you are going to make the hike (and you should; I enjoyed it immensely) be prepared for a fair amount of work. The trails are almost always uphill or downhill, and often covered in rocks and exposed roots. Makes for interesting, yet tiring, travel. After, we took the train from Monterosso down to Vernazza.

The next morning we took it easy, as we were all feeling the burn from the previous day’s hike, and visited the final town of the five, Riomaggiore. Had some delicious fresh seafood, and played catch with a friendly seagull on the rocks. Early night back at the apt and far too much white wine put an end to our adventures in Cinque Terre, with the first leg of our train to Florence leaving early the next morning.

Side note, I took a few monster panoramic shots that are not in here yet, as they require more power to complete than will fit into my carry on luggage.


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