Post image for You, on this beach, in Cinque Terre, Italy

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!

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Post image for Places we 💚  to recommend: Positano, Matera, Puglia.

We’re sending out a jolt of good old fashioned inspiration today to get your heart swelling and the smiles going as you dream about your next Italian holiday.

I mean, are these pics from our Southern Italy tour the most luscious, or what?

We start on the Amalfi Coast — three take-your-breath-away nights in iconic Positano.

Check out the panoramic view from our hotel!

Of course heading down the coast on a boat is on the itinerary…

…to check out the super ugly town of Amalfi (wink wink) 😉

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cinque terre shopping markets

The Cinque Terre shopping and market scene is a complicated situation.

I would love to say that there is awesome shopping at the market, where you’ll find Gucci shoes for 20 bucks and it’s right on the promenade of Monterosso, but that would be me dreaming.

You can shop right in the villages during the weekly markets (listed below), but if you go just a little farther, you’ll be blessed with bags of treasures. Gucci included. Or, a cute La Perla bra you score for 5 bucks and a new weirdo painting you’ll somehow fit in your carry-on.

We want to give you the lowdown on all the Cinque Terre-area shopping markets you can get your paws into while on vacation. The best ones are listed below. They’re all just a day trip or less from the villages.

Cinque Terre Shopping Markets

The only regular markets right in the Cinque Terre villages are in Vernazza (on Tuesdays) and in Monterosso (on Thursdays).

La Spezia Markets

  • La Spezia is a ten-minute train ride from Riomaggiore.

Friday Market in La Spezia

Every Friday morning, there’s a sprawling market that takes place in La Spezia, very close to the train station in Piazza Garibaldi. It’s known for household goods and clothing mainly, but in recent years has been featuring a lot of used-clothing Continue Reading…

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