Beautiful Vernazza, the most famous of the Cinque Terre villages, was our lunch stop (and last stop) that first day. We had wanted to stay in this town because it was famously lovely, but in the end I actually liked Riomaggiore more. Nevertheless, Vernazza (ver-NATZ-ah) had a gorgeous coastline and lovely little harbor… and some yummy eats.
All the beached rowboats reminded us that we were visiting in the off-season. Oh to come again in the height of summer when every captain is plying his oars across the sparkling blue sea!
We found a great little restaurant called Bar del Capitano in the main square and settled down for some traditional fare. I ordered the trofie al pesto this time, which is pesto pasta that is cooked with sticky homemade noodles. Delicious.
^ Waiting for the train!
At home I carefully set up my camera on the balcony railing to take a photo of Riomaggiore by night. So beautiful! Later we played games of “This Little Piggy” before dinner.
After our babes were a-bed, the adults played Settlers of Catan… and I won! For like the second time in my life?