Cinque Terre

The train stations can get REALLY crowded in peak hours, with lots of day-trippers.
Riomaggiore is a cascade of multi-coloured houses in the typical Ligurian style, clustered around a natural harbour carved out in between the rocks.
Random artsy stuff near Rio Maggiore train station
In the early 1800s, Florentine painter Telemaco Signorini found Riomaggiore to be of great inspiration.
The pastel-hued houses are a constant
Docks at Vernazza. One can arrive at Vernazza by boat as well (just like for all the other Cinque Terre villages)
Busy streets en route the port
We visited the beach in bad weather, but at least there weren’t many tourists!
These paintings do much justice to the Cinque Terre ‘vibe’.
Buy your fridge magnets from souvenir shops. And while you are at it, pet the grumpy cat.

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