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Saturday, September 13, 2014

European Honeymoon [7 of 9]: Cinque Terre, Italy (Part 1 - Riomaggiore)

Photography by Miguel Marino

Paused our European Honeymoon series over the summer, but now it's back with a few more destinations left! Cinque Terre, Italy is separated into two posts because there are just too many gorgeous photos of these charming towns. Part 1 is all in Riomaggiore, which is the quaint town where we stayed. Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the five towns (hence "Cinque"), and since we planned to hike the five towns, we were able to take the train to Monterosso and then hike all the way back (the hike through the rest of the towns will be Part 2!). Here are some notables about Riomaggiore:
  1. Riomaggiore had these adorable, colorful homes stacked on the hill facing the Ligurian Sea. We watched the sunset while sitting on the rocks.
  2. The restaurants in Riomaggiore seemed more "mom and pop." Pictured are snacks like a seafood cone, crepe with gelato, and arancini (fried cheese-filled risotto ball).
  3. One of the days we were there, it rained so hard! We didn't want that to stop us from a hike we had planned, so we got ponchos and forged ahead! We spent hours hiking up the hills of Riomaggiore, which were pretty empty because of the weather. We stopped at a checkpoint for a bird's eye view over a fog-covered Riomaggiore, and then we kept ascending to wherever the path would take us, which led us through lots of cute homes tucked away in the hills. Even though our lower halves and feet were completely drenched, I'm glad the rain didn't stop us, but actually gave us quite an adventure!
Destinations before: ParisBarcelonaVeniceMilan, Athens, and Santorini (Part 1 and Part 2). Next week: Cinque Terre, Italy (Part 2)!


  1. Awesome photos! Seems like a great time!

  2. Wow, I've never been to Italy, but this makes me want to go even more!

    -- Michelle | MXP STYLE

  3. beautiful capture of moments :)

  4. That food though!! Looks amazing!!

  5. These photos are stunning and are giving me major wanderlust. Thanks for the heads up on Riomaggiore. I love quaint, mom and pop-type places so I'll have to remember this for future reference.

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  6. So gorgeous this place, looks amazing!!

    Kiss kiss.*Jo

  7. Stunning and beautiful photographs! I am so obsessed with the pictures with the colorful buildings - really unique and beautiful! Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog, it means a lot to me!

  8. Gorgeous photos!! I studied abroad in Milan, but never made it to Cinque Terre which I definitely regret!!

    xo, B

  9. Wow, this place looks absolutely gorgeous. You took amazing pictures, and you are so lucky to go there for your honeymoon.

  10. Beautiful photos!! I want to go here

  11. Beautiful photos -absolutely stunning!! :)

    Layla xx

  12. We did a road trip around Italy and it is one of my favorite memories. Cinque Terre was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time.

  13. Cinque Terre looks absolutely beautiful! I've always wanted to go there. I love your photos!


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