For as long as I’ve been working with Bianca, the founder of Italian Fix, there has been one question we’ve been asked more than any other about the Cinque Terre — which village should I stay in?
That’s because the Cinque Terre isn’t one single place. As you might have guessed from its name (Five Lands is the direct translation), the Cinque Terre is a collection of five small towns along the Italian Riviera:
If you’re going to stay here, you’ve got to choose one.
But which Cinque Terre town is the best Cinque Terre town?
Here’s what I want to know:
How can one of the most unbelievably gorgeous parts of Italy also be one of the most underrated?
Sicily is a holiday destination that picky Italians and European travelers choose time and again. But it’s a region that is so often overlooked by the rest of the world.
And that’s a crime.
Because while you’re waiting in line for three hours to climb the Duomo in Florence, you could be in an equally stunning Sicilian city, and have the place almost entirely to yourself!
Also, almost everything is cheaper in Sicily — especially meals. The food is outstanding, but you’ll often pay much less for a five-course meal at a top restaurant there than you would on the mainland.
As you can tell, I adore Sicily.
I want to add some oxygen to your wanderlust with a few breathtaking images.
Better than reading a work email, amiright? 😉
Today I’m highlighting the Cinque Terre and sprinkling in some pics from moments we’ve snapped over the years.
First, I’d like you to meet the village of Monterosso. We stay right in the historic center of the Old Town, just steps from the sea.
Monterosso is our home base, but of course we visit the other villages as well — you can’t go to the Cinque Terre and not see all cinque of the towns!