Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare

After Jolyn was feeling better, we decided to check out two of the other villages in the Cinque Terre.  First, we headed for the only one of the villages that has a full beach, Monterosso al Mare.

Cinque Terre Pro Tip #1: If you don’t like crowds, don’t go to Monterosso in August.

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Cinque Terre

Going into this trip, the Italian Riviera was one of my top travel destinations in the world.  There’s something about the sea, a sunset, and a view – it’ll get me every time.  If you ever want to give me a gift, please give me a view.  That’s good enough, and it’s better than any sort of material possession you could provide.  Ever since I was young, I was attracted to the idea of being in a position where I could see everything that was going on – whether on top of a mountain or on top of a skyscraper.  It was that perspective that I loved.  In the Cinque Terre, you can really find that perspective.

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