I have Italy on the brain! In two months we are off for our second trip to Italy! The first
time was in 2006 where we toured northern Italy, and these are some photos from the
Cinque Terre, also known as the Italian Riviera. We stayed in a town outside of that region
called Rapello, and took a train to see the villages of the Cinque Terre which consists of
Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. There is hiking
along the coast that connects these small, picturesque villages. The cliffs overlooking
the Ligurian Sea are pretty rugged. But people live here with their vineyards, and even
have roosters! One day we took a short boat ride from Rapallo to Portofino. I believe
people with money hang out here 🙂 We saw many large yachts. Some people were doing a photo
or video shoot with some model walking around the upper deck of one of those yachts.
And the stores were all high-end designers. I did not get any souvenirs there 🙂 When we
go back, we will be doing the Amalfi coast, which I believe will be even more beautiful.