On Day Seven, we arrived at Monterosso al Mare in Cinque Terre, Italy: watch this video to experience this beautiful seaside town with lots of seashells, umbrellas, colors, great seafood, and places to explore.
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Today, we got up and ate breakfast at our lovely Hotel Ca Du Gigante, then headed to the train station to begin our tour of Cinque Terre. We started at the southernmost town, Riomaggiore, then worked our way up to Manarola, Corniglia, and Vernazza, ending back at our town of Monterosso. We stopped for lunch up on one of the cliffs. Each town was unique and unreal. We beached and then had dinner at Ristorante la Cambusa.
We said goodbye to the charming Palazzo Leopoldo today. The rest of the day was spent driving to Cinque Terre from Radda, but after some difficulty involving cliffs and a giant van, we arrived in Monterosso al Mare! We ate at a local spot specializing in focaccia bread, which apparently was invented here. We then dispersed and took naps, went to the beach, worked out, etc. We ate dinner at our hotel’s satellite restaurant, Miky’s, and walked around the beautiful seaside town.
The view outside one of our rooms in Palazza Leopoldo
Lobby in Leopoldo
Chapel in Leopoldo
The Death Van
Beach in Monterosso
Church in Monterosso