Out travels and adventures through beautiful Cinque Terre and Santa Margherita, Italy.
Cinque Terre and Santa Margherita, Italy
I hope you had a relaxing, sun filled weekend. Our farmers market finally opened this weekend and I was in heaven. I love this time of year and all of the fresh produce, flowers, and local vendors.
Ok, I am officially a slacker and have been slowly updating you on my Europe trip. Well here we are to Italy. A place I always dreamed of going and it happened. And it was just as amazing as I imagined. Truthfully, it exceeded my expectations, especially Cinque Terre and Santa Margherita. Two places on the Mediterranean that are beautiful, vibrant places and just fit my husband and I’s personalities. We got to hike, take boat rides and relax with a glass of wine, a beautiful view of the ocean and a plate of delicious seafood. You can’t beat that!
Santa Margherita Ligure was our home base for exploring Cinque Terre. My parents had stayed there a few years ago and gave us the recommendation and it was a good one! They were so right about the beauty, relaxation and the seafood in Santa Margherita Ligure. It is a city on the water where boats bring seafood into restaurants daily–you can’t get fresher than ocean to plate in a matter of a few hours.
Oh, and then there is the sunsets, tiramisu to die for and $11 bottles of Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio (my favorite wine that normally costs at least $18 in the store here in America).
When we arrived in Santa Margherita we took a little boat ride over to Portofino and explored the shops, ate gelato and had a little happy hour glass of wine on the water.
The next day we hiked and spent the day exploring the five towns of Cinque Terre.
And were lucky enough to see views like this.
I just adore the quaint streets.
And the old architecture.
Some of the hiking was difficult but we were rewarded with views like this..
If you are ever in Italy add Cinque Terre and Santa Margherita Ligure to your list of places to see. With views like this you won’t be disappointed.
Only two more stops on our Europe adventure: Florence and Rome. Stay tuned!