Third Day Le Cinque Terre
Today we took the train to go to Le Cinque Terre, the train is a good way to visit at minimum a couple of those small villages, because I was alone with my daughter I took it easy, but you can visit all of them in one day if you like.
Just one note, if you are taking the train from Genova Principe Station sometimes the train stops at the -1 level we struggled a bit finding the right path which is not well signaled.
We stopped in Vernazza first, which is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.
This small village was one the most prosperous village of le Cinque Terre.
The centre is amazing with the typical side streets connected by steep stairs, you will love the Torre and the Castello Doria, moreover in the village you can enjoy nice architectural elements as lodges, arcades and portals.
But to be honest even if the weather was sunny and bright and the village spectacular we suffered a lot about tourists.
The train was crowded no air conditioning because the train is a local one, the narrow streets and the beaches full of tourist that whom come on and off from the touristic boats which brings you along the Cinque Terre.
After a quick lunch with an ice cream, we took the train to go to Monterosso the most western town of the Cinque Terre, and this was the place to be.
The village is protected by hills covered with vineyard and olive groves.
After a short walk from the train station we enjoyed the beautiful beaches Monterosso has with steep rugged cliffs and crystalline waters. Eleonora bath during the sunset while I was enjoying the landscape and taking pictures of everything, unforgettable.
Once back always at the Festa dell’unità we enjoyed a lovely and free “Burattini show” for kids, and then had a dinner in a quite nice restaurant near to our hotel the “Tralalero” where we enjoyed the typical ligure dish “Trofie al Pesto” and the Baccalà fish.
All the restaurants we tried are familiar not particular expensive and very frequented by locals.