Cinque Terre :: Vernazza

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?

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6 Responses to Cinque Terre :: Vernazza

  1. Alison H. November 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    Cinque terre was my favorite place in Italy!! I also preferred Riomaggiore to Venazza. I love reading about your family and adventures!

  2. Alica November 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    These past two post have been so interesting…the pictures are just gorgeous!! Someday…..

  3. Erica November 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    Oh so beautiful! I love how colorful it is there. I’m with Alica… someday I’ll make it to Europe and be able to take it all in for myself… :)

  4. McKenzie November 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    Love that yall are game people. And oh my. Settlers of Catan gets real heated in this house. This trip looked amazing, I know you guys will treasure these memories!

  5. anna lizbeth November 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    it is so beautiful there! cant get over all of these lovely photos!!

  6. Erika November 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Beautiful pictures. The colours are astounding. Those boats look so romantic!!

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