ITALY DIARY (PART II): CINQUE TERRE4:16
Hey babes! ¿Qué tal todo? Hoy os traigo la segunda y última parte de mi viaje a Italia, a los pueblos de Cinque Terre (si quieres ver la primera parte del viaje pincha aquí). Lo primero que tenéis que saber es que Cinque Terre es un conjunto de cinco pueblos costeros Patrimonio de la Humanidad que pertenecen a la provincia de La Spezia. Los pueblos son Riomaggiore, Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia y Manarola.
Hey babes! How you're doing? Today I have for you the second and last part of my trip to Italy, to Cinque Terre villages (if you want to see the first part of my trip click here. The first thing you need to know is that Cinque Terre is a group of five coast villages that belong to the World Heritage. They are in La Spezia province. The villages are Riomaggiore, Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia and Manarola.
Después de nuestro día en Pisa, mi amiga y yo cogimos un tren desde Pisa a La Spezia, una pequeña ciudad donde teníamos nuestro hotel. Nos decidimos a coger el hotel ahí en vez de en Cinque Terre porque son pueblos muy pequeños que se llenan enseguida con tantos turistas. Además desde La Spezia hay tren directo a Cinque Terre y son solamente 5min de trayecto.
Cuando llegamos a la estación de tren en La Spezia fuimos andando hasta nuestro hotel NH La Spezia . Según íbamos andando nos fuimos fijando en las calles y casas preciosas que forman la ciudad. !Yo no imaginaba que fuera una ciudad tan bonita! Además nuestro hotel era perfecto. La habitación estaba genial y desayunamos todos los días en buffet libre en la terraza! ¿Qué más se puede pedir? jajaja.
After our day in Pisa, my friend and I took a train from Pisa to La Spezia, a little city where we had our hotel. We decided to stay there because Cinque Terre villages are really small and sometimes it can be difficult to find places to stay when there are a lot of tourists. Besides, in La Spezia you can catch a train directly to Cinque Terre and it's only a 5 minutes journey.
When we arrived at La Spezia train station we walked to our hotel NH La Spezia. When we were walking we discovered a lot of beautiful streets and houses, I hadn't imagined it would be such a beautiful city! And the hotel was perfect, the room was amazing and we had bufet breakfast on beautiful balcony! What else could you ask for? hahaha.
Riomaggiore was the first Cinque Terre viallge we visited. We had lunch in La Spezia after arriving from Pisa and then we head off to Riomaggiore. As soon as we got there we decided to wander around to see everything. It was beautiful! We spent a lot of time taking pictures because there were a lot of tourists and sometimes it was difficult to get the perfect pic. We also decided to had take-away-dinner so we could go to a bay window to watch the sunset. It was great cause we were almost alone in there and we could enjoy some fantastic views. I think that Riomaggiore was my favourite village of all five :)
The next morning we head off to Corniglia, although we went a little bit late because we went sale shopping in La Spezia hahaha ;) We arrived at Corniglia almost at two o'clock. This village was special because it's the only one that has no coast, which means that is above a "mountain" or "cliff". So to finally arrived at the village you have to climb up more than 200 stairs... It was so hot because it was the worst hour to climb up stairs, but at the end we made it ;) As soon as we arrived at the top part we had lunch cause we were starving! After lunch we wander through the narrow streets of Corniglia. It was such an experience being at that village hahaha.
After visiting Corniglia we went to Manarola. The five villages are connected by train and it takes 5 minutes between each village so it's quite fast and easy to move around there. My favourite thing in Manarola was walking through a path that allows you to see the whole village from the outside. The views were amazing! We spent a lot of time just sitting there admiring the views and watching the tourists from all parts of the world. We also decided to had dinner there. After that we went back to our hotel in La Spezia.
The next morning we went to Monterosso, the only village with a beach (even though they all have coast none of them have an actual beach). Without any doubt it was the most crowded village, the beach was packed hahaha. The truth is that we liked a lot its atmosphere, the narrow streets and the beautiful sea views. I could say that it was my second favourite village after Riomaggiore. It caught my attention that all the beach umbrellas were the same, making the beach look perfect. We also had lunch in a terrace with amazing sea views, which was so great ;)
And lastly we arrived at Vernazza. It just can say that I loved it! All the colour houses, the church, the pier... everuthing was perfect! Before arriving aat the pier we discovered a street with a cave that led us directly to the sea, it was amazing. For me it was the perfect last stop for a perfect trip ;)
Al día siguiente pusimos rumbo a la estación de tren de La Spezia para volver a Pisa, donde cogimos nuestro avión de vuelta a España (aunque con dos horas de retraso, pero bueno...).
The next day we head off to La Spezia train station to get back to Pisa, where we got our flight back home (even though it was two hours late...)