7 days in Italy-5-19 to 5/25/2022

Day 1- Florence


Day 2- Florence

Abbey Fiorentina

Piazza della Signoria

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Lunch at All'antico Vinaio

Santa Maria del Fior Basilica

Boboli Garden

Dinner at Golden View

Day 3- Florence

Basilica San Croce

Ponte Vecchio/Lunch

Discovering Florence

Discovering Florence, cont'd

Dinner at il Santo Bevitore

Florence at night

Day 4-Cinque Terre


Lunch/Quick tour

Church of San Giovanni Battista

Dinner at Dau Cila



Day 5-Manarola/Corniglia



Lunch at Terrarossa

Discovering Corniglia


Dinner at Belforte

Day 6-Monterosso/Vernazza


Monterosso/Old Town

Blue trail hiking

Blue trail continuation

Dinner at Macelleria Trattoria


Day 7- Riomaggiore

Walking tour

Walking tour continuation

Sunset boat tour

Dinner at Dau Cila


Day -8-Train to Milan

Day 5- Cinque Terre-5/23/2022

Dinner at Belforte

Belforte restaurant been around for 50 years or so and managed by local families, and known for its incredible position, perched on a rock and overlooking the sea .

The restaurant specialized in local products and famous for Ligurian cuisine.


Steps going up to the restaurants.


They have many terraces at different level.  This is the first terrace you see when you off the stairs.

Look above and you will see 2 more terraces above.


This terrace is the lower point of the restaurant.


This is a really cute and romantic spot to dine.


Amazing view of the sea and the horizon from here.


This portion inside is the bar and the toilets.  Nobody wanted to sit here for sure.


Our table is at the highest level of the tower.


Panoramic view of the dinning room.


Beside the sea, there is also the view of the mountain.


Our table was not quite ready so they sat us temporarily at this table and gave us champagne while waiting.


Our table is now ready and we got the best spot, right in the corner with an amazing view.



You an see here that our table is right and the corner of the tower.


Everywhere you look, the view is just magnificent.


The front menu and appetizer menu.




Plates are set up and bread is brought out.


What a view!


Cheers to a wonderful vacation!


Anchovies from Monterosso 3 ways.


Cured anchovies in oil , fried anchovies, and cured anchovies in vinegar.


We love anchovies and we are enjoying every single bite!




On to red wine while it is getting darker.


The sun is setting in the horizon.


Mix grilled of freshly caught seafood.


Everything on this plate is so fresh and so delicious.


Squid ink Tagliolini with shrimps



Both dishes were so yummy!  The pasta is cooked to perfection, the sauce and the shrimps are simply delicious.


We ate everything!  There isn't a thing left after we are done with our meal.


It is definitely getting darker and in the distance you see the lights in Monterosso, the 5th fishing village.


For dessert we ordered a panna cotta with chocolate sauce.


One last picture  before leaving..



We are now going down the stairs of the restaurant.


Belforte at night.


View of the restaurant from the Marina.


At night time there is nobody.




The main square at night.  We had a drink earlier on at the restaurant on the left with the yellow umbrellas.


NEXT.... Day 6-Monterosso





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