On the bus today from Florence to Cinque Terre. We were dropped off at Manarola, where our group members split off and had a delicious lunch in the restaurant of their choice. Via Del Amore was still closed, only a vey small portion of the trail was open, which we walked joyfully as we were greeted by the sun and marine air. After Manarola, we hopped on the train to Vernazza for a gelato stop and a look at this quaint fishing village. The local train took us to Monterosso for a bit of exploration, and finally we hopped on the train back to Manarola to meet our bus. Steep hills, lovely scenery, fresh air, sunshine...what a welcome change from the rainy days we’ve had this past week!
Ciao Cinque Terre!