Saturday, August 20, 2011

Eurotrip2011: Day 42

La Ciotat - Nice - Vernazza

What a busy 42nd day we had in terms of travel. We were up at the crack of dawn to drive to Nice to return our rental car. It then took four trains (and a number of hours) to reach our final destination - Vernazza - one of the five towns that make up the beautiful Cinque Terre. As we stepped off the very crowded station platform we were thrilled to be treated to this sight:

A quick phone call later and the very enthusiastic owner of our hotel came to meet us and assist in carrying our bags up the numerous steps to our self-contained apartment. Our accommodation was very comfortable, albeit somewhat dated, but who really cares with a view like this?!

Feeling quite exhausted from our long day of travel, we decided to head out for a quick walk to refresh ourselves and to take in Vernazza's beautiful colours.

Dinner soon followed - a nearby restaurant, where we were able to try some food that's local to the region -  specifically, pesto and a baked anchovy dish. Our first night in Italy naturally necessitated the consumption of some tiramisu too!

A limoncello from an excellent vantage point capped off the evening. What a stunning view to end the night on!


  1. Wow, what a beautiful photo to finish your post, this looks so idyllic. What is the dish in the bottom left hand corner of the last food photo? Looks very strange. Keep posting :)

  2. It was a trofie pasta dish with a pesto sauce. I didn't realise that pesto is a regional specialty in Cinque Terre until visiting. Simple, but delicious!