I had seen pictures of this place on Pinterest. It looked amazing so we knew we had to go there. We are so glad that we did. It was beautiful. It was also nice to get away from the cities and go to the beach.
There are 5 cities. There is a path that connects to all of them. It takes 5 hours to hike it. We decided since it was so hot and we only had one day... we would take the boat that goes from city to city. You just buy one boat ticket and you can hop on and off the boat from city to city as much as you want. We ended up going to 3 out of the 5. Saw them all from the boat though.
We had fun walking around and exploring these beautiful and unique cities. The water was clear and so blue... and refreshing on a hot day.
That is right, we got in for a swim. We saw the crowds on the beaches and didn't want any part of that. We saw some rocks... and decided we would find a rock to lay out on and get into the water from there. We didn't realize that it would be so hard to get into the water from the rocks. It kind of hurt actually. We thought we were the only ones that struggled, but as it turns out... everyone had the same problem that we did. That made us feel better... but I still left that afternoon with a cut on my knee from it. Thank goodness Allison is there to document the funny and embarrassing moments of the trip... like me struggling to get back out of the water. Ha!
We had dinner outside close to the water at sunset. We ate delicious sea food.
We enjoyed our time in Cinque Terre. We wouldn't have minded staying longer. We loved it there and were SO glad that we put it on our list of places to visit.