Climbing and Dining in Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre means “five lands” and is precisely made up of five small towns that hug the southern part of the Ligurian Coast of Italy. The five towns, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare are absolutely breathtaking. Due to climate conditions, Riomaggiore was inaccessible, so we went directly to Manarola. Cinque Terre holds a transcendent…

A Week in Firenze

For my first week in Italy, I documented a detailed explanation of my days, just to explain what life in Europe was like for a first timer. During the first week, there was an abnormally humid heatwave that passed through – I was lost, found gelato, and finally the weather mellowed out just long enough to wear pants for a day. Day 1 / Uno: Four…