Some of you may or may not have picked up on the fact that I was a little MIA last week….I can now brag that while you were reading about my love for Italian Dining Scenes here and my guest post about Italian Style over at Natural History last week, I was sitting and enjoying the real deal. Floating in the Ligurian Sea, soaking up the Tuscan sun, sipping Chianti in the evenings, eating the best damn pesto ever and gawking at the amazing architecture. This was one of the reasons I am taking a blogcation (read more about that there). Here are some pictures from my trip to Tuscany and Cinque Terre:
The trip was everything I could of ever hoped for and more. We adored Tuscany and Cinque Terre. We went with little or no expectations and found that the holiday just lent to organizing itself day to day. For the manic schedulers out there, this will kill you, we only booked our 1st night. Anyways, I definitely want to share some of our favourite places, things and moments from our trip but for the sake of my sanity, am going to split it into 2 posts….
Highlights part 1:
Riomaggiore, the 1st village in the Cinque Terre region where we laid our heads for 4 relaxing nights
Yes it was cloudy one day so we hiked the 2 most difficult Cinque Terre trails – Monterosso to Vernazza and Vernazza to Corniglia… In my Havaiana flip flops. But before that death defying feat, we explored Monterosso more…..
Here are some other random pictures from our awesome 4 days in Cinque Terre
Monterosso beach – where we set up shop for a day! Was amazing to soak up the sun after being in Ireland for so long. Loved Tuscany and Cinque Terre. Definitely worth staying in CT longer than a day or two as most tourists do.
So that is part 1…. Part 2 – Florence, Sienna, and San Gimignano!