Cinque Terre, Italy

An Italian vacation can easily be filled with many amazing cities, but I was also sure to stop by a few small towns. Cinque Terre, which translates to Five Lands, is group of five coastal towns that are connected by rail (and pathways) along the northern coastline between Genoa and Pisa. Each town has it’s own character, but the common theme is that all the towns are very picturesque (and very crowded at this time of year). My favorite was the adorable town of Vernazza.

The largest and most crowded was Monterosso al Mare. It offered a lot more places to visit and services, along with a sandy beach (a rare thing in Europe).

Riomaggiore is one of the smallest, and has a very small harbor. The town extends upward into the hills. The train station was carved out of rock and is underground, connected to the town by a long tunnel.

We walked from town to town along the pathways. At times, the trails included some very steep climbs. For those who are not up to the challenge, there is a train, but the views were spectacular and worth the effort. Our trip to Cinque terre would have been incomplete without the trails.


13 Responses to Cinque Terre, Italy

  1. TC says:

    Very nice …😀👍. The closest I’ve ever been was the Italian/Eastern European neighborhood I grew up in in Toronto.

  2. Confucious, the Confused Chinese says:


  3. Terri says:

    When are you returning to your blog?

  4. So…what’s happened to you?

  5. Margaret Robinson says:

    Hi —– great cooking site and love to hear about places you visited, but wondering if you’re doing any more posts – perhaps closer to each other. August 2016 was ages ago and would like more updates please!


  6. ED says:

    No new posts in quite a while. I hope you are OK. Please provide an update.

  7. Pam Moyers says:

    Beautiful pictures. Have missed your posts – hope all is well with you and the family.

  8. Jo Kesonly says:

    we miss you….hope you’re well

  9. Gina F. says:

    It’s been a very long time since your last post. I’m hoping that all is well and you’re just missing Chris Kimball at CI.

  10. Sue says:

    Not interested in ATK any more without Chris!

  11. nadodad says:

    I think I speak for many when I say I miss hearing from you. Your blog helped me greatly improve my cooking. Hope you are well, and that you give you readers an update.

  12. Megan says:

    Yea, It’s been 4 years, and we still miss you!

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