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


Vernazza is the 4th fishing village headed north and remains one of the truest fishing villages on the Italian Riviera.  It is the only natural port and is famous for its elegant houses.

 The village is surround by very steeply-terrace olive groves which are said to produce among the finest olive in the country.

Today the main source of revenue for Vernazza is tourism. However, as a testimony to the strength of centuries-old tradition, fishing, wine and olive oil production still continue.


We took the train from Riomaggiore (the 1st village) and it is about a 10 minutes train ride from Riomaggiore.


From the train station this is the only pedestrian road leading to the port.


Via Roma the main road in the lower part on Vernazza.


Colorful houses along the main street.


We are reaching the port.


There is a huge square before reaching the port.


The marina


The beach



Water is clear and shallow so really safe for kids to swim around.



Part of the port.


Tonight we have dinner reservation at Belforte which is the restaurant on top of the Belforte Tower


The bottom of the tower.


Bottom of the tower and pathway to a nice promontory.


Really nice view from here.




The tower of Belforte view from below.


       Belforte restaurant is high above the rocky cliff with the red umbrellas.



Church of Saint Margherita d'Antiochia, circa 1318


We are now headed to the main Square for a drink first.  Our Dinner reservation is not until 8:30pm so we have plenty of time.


Marina leading to the main Square



The main Square


We decided to have a drink here but all the tables are taken so we are just waiting.



We got a table and Hoa ordered a Negroni and a coke for me.



Cheers!  The pigeons are pretty brave and got really close to us for food.


I am giving them some of our focaccia.


While sipping our cocktail we get to enjoy the sunset




The sun is going down slowly....


The sun is disappearing behind the mountain.



NEXT.... Day 5-Dinner Belforte





Our house


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