Cinque Terre – Manarola, My Final Stop in Europe


My last stop in Europe was Manarola, one of the five little cities part of Cinque Terre. It was the perfect place to end the adventures. I spent the days swimming in the Mediterranean, laying out (wearing plenty of SPF), drinking and eating. I found out just how different the beaches are compared to that of LA when I took a short train ride to Riomaggiore. Laying out on a bed of rocks, albeit smooth rocks, is not as romantic as it sounds. When I eventually found myself a giant rock to lay on I spent the rest of the afternoon dipping in the water and reminiscing about the trip.



Do you like wine, bruschetta, and prosciutto? Well, so do I and that’s exactly what I had at Nessun Dorma. It’s an outdoor cafe on the side of the cliff in Manarola with the most fantastic view. The food was great and the company was even better. What more could you want at the end of a long trip except to relax on the beautiful Italian coast?




{Clearly way too much food!}


The best and last meal I had in Europe was at Trattoria dal, Billy. Everything from the 12 different antipasti’s (no joke) to the truffle with swordfish and panna cotta were absolutely delicious. Talk about going out with a bang, right? The photo above was the view from the table. Everything about this meal was perfect…well, except for the obnoxious Americans who were eating a few tables over – go figure!

This is the view from one of my hikes back to the apartment. Manarola is off to the left, a cemetery in the middle, and Corniglia off in the distance on the right. When I die, I’d like to be buried here because I mean, take a look at that view!


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Love this! I also just got back from a long weekend in Cinque Terre!! It was absolutely gorgeous. And i’ve never seen such a beautiful setting while hiking. I wish I knew about the restaurant in Manarola because the food looked unreal!