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Having been to Cinque Terre last year, I was looking forward to going back. I envisioned scouring the cute shops for olive wooden spoons and this amazing lemon-scented soap, as well as hiking between the towns. I hadn’t hiked the first trip, so I was looking forward to adding that new component on this visit. Only…I didn’t realize how little five hours was in Cinque Terre if you hike! The Loooong Hike Our bus driver dropped us in Monterosso, the northernmost of the five villages that crowd the shores of the western Italian coast. The plan was, for those of…

In sifting through my posts about my recent trip to Provence and Italy, I can’t believe I didn’t write about Cinque Terre! I adored it, but it must have gotten lost in the fray. So here goes. Cinque Terre is a collection of five tiny, picturesque towns on the west coast of Italy. We took the train down from Genova, and were rewarded with breathtaking views. The train was perched high above the water, which made for a dizzying — yet gratifying — view. We were supposed to get off the train in Corniglia to put our luggage away before…