Cinque Terre

I tried to think of a title to make it more appealing but no title does Cinque Terre justice. From its sea views to beautiful evening sunsets, its truly paradise…

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I met with Briana and Alissa, the couch surfers I met back in Interlaken, in Cinque Terre. It was surreal to be in my “homeland” for the first time. I was so excited, I felt like I came full circle. All the hard work of getting my Italian passport was being rewarded right now. I could not wait to explore Italy and at some point make it down to Sicily where my family came from.

We spent a lovely three days in Cinque Terre at this beautiful villa, La Francesca. Marco, the owner was very sweet and gave us a room that overlooked the sea. It’s in the middle of the Cilento National Park, where it sits on the edge of a protected marine area that stretches 20km down the coastline. It was easy to get to the other towns, we saw them all in the course of our stay. 10478593_10202417639905588_5522512827302530513_n

The view outside of the reception
The view outside of the reception

The restaurant at La Francesca was delicious too, whether you had seafood or vegetarian, you couldn’t go wrong. The wine was so fresh and from the local vineyards in the area.

Cous cous with veggies, the best meal I ever had.
Cous cous with veggies, the best meal I ever had.

I loved how much Italians put so much love and care into the food they make, at least that was what I experienced at La Francesca. I highly recommend staying here, its a beautiful place.

Hiking trails right next to our villa
Hiking trails right next to our villa

If you stay there, tell Marco I sent you! 🙂 He will appreciate it.

Grazie mille, Marco for your generous hospitality. If I am ever back in Cinque Terre, I’ll always come back to your villa. We enjoyed our stay.

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