It was on Day 2 of our Cinque Terre adventure that we completed the longest of the hikes between the 5 villages. We started from Vernazza at around 10:00 in the morning, and headed toward Monterosso al Mare, encountering a burly grape vendor along the way. Of course, we couldn’t resist purchasing a cluster of sweet and juicy grapes for about 1€, which kept us energized for the remainder of the hike. We arrived into Monterosso after about an hour and a half, and stopped for something refreshing to drink. Afterwards, we meandered through the farmer’s market, ogling all the beautiful, colorful produce. Our plan had been to take the train back to Vernazza, but after partaking in a copious, ambrosial array of delectable seafood delights for lunch, all washed down with a cool, crisp, fruity Cinque Terre wine, we were re-energized and decided to hike back to our home base in Vernazza.
Grape Vendor on the Trail to Monterosso al Mare
Hiking Trail between Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare
Italian Produce in Monterosso al Mare