Cinque Terre with Caity

If you’ve ever studied abroad in the U.K.,

you’ll know that their education is very light.

You go to class for about 10 weeks, and are finished by the end of March.Well, study abroad runs until the end of May, so what do you expect we do until then?

Travel – did I need to tell you that?

We did a ‘mini backpack adventures’ for about 3 weeks in April,

and one of our mid-way stoops was Cinque Terre, Italy.

The only way I can really describe this place is an exact replica

of the photoshop paradise postcards you see in the grocery story.

Cinque Terre is composed of 5 small villages on the west coat of Italy.
Each village is able to be reached by a train,
but there are also hiking trails across the cliffs.
It is a couple hours of hiking, and I’ll be honest, sometimes it’s not easy.
That might be because it’s about 6 miles or so, or because we did not come prepared and were hiking in flats. Either one.
But the beauty of what you’re seeing truly overcompensates any pains you are feeling.
I knew it was going to be pretty, but I didn’t realize how ridiculously stunning it would actually be.
The paths are filled with love locks, photos and statues, and some of the most amazing views you will ever see.
We stopped in Vernazza for some pizza and wine because well, Italy.

And yes – it is better than anywhere else.

And of course gelato.

But we stopped in every city for gelato.

When you’re in Italy, five gelattos is normal.

Trust me.

I wouldn’t recommend this city enough.

Spend the morning hiking the trails and the afternoon laying by the ocean.
With a gelato, of course.

  • RamblinLove

    The color of those buildings is beautiful Way to take advantage of your time in Europe for school!

  • Isabel

    Cinque Terre has been in my bucket list for a while and you just confirmed it again. What a great way to spend your holidays! I wish my school schedule was like that. It’s an intensive program so I won’t finish until June and we had only had 1 or 2 weeks off every 2 months and a half. I’m hopelessly wishing I can start travelling soon!

  • EmilyAnne Thomason

    Cinque Terre is hands down one of my favorite places to go in the world. Thanks for sharing.

  • Katrina Elisabet

    We were so bummed not to be able to visit Cinque Terra last summer when in Italy, but we are determined to see it one day!

  • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

    Oh wow, absolutely beautiful photos :) Looks like the perfect getaway! :)

  • Jessi @2feet1world

    Ah man, every time I see pics of Cinque Terre I’m more determined to get there – some day!

  • Daisy @ Simplicity Relished

    Wow!! I am just dying to go to Cinque Terre!!

  • Chloe Logan

    I’m spending a day in Cinque Terre in a few weeks and can’t wait! These photos are beautiful!

    Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest