Over two packed days we visited Milan and Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre, part of the Italian Riviera, is a rugged portion of the coast comprised of five villages.
The first photos are from Milan, taken on a blistering hot day. On our short visit we had a brief taste of the city’s stunning architectural beauty.
While in Cinque Terre we stayed in the village of Vernazza, with additional photos of Monterosso al Mare and Manorola.
We had an opportunity to sample one of the local specialties, Tegame alla vernazzana, the most typical main course in Vernazza. It is a layered, casserole-like dish of whole anchovies, potatoes, tomatoes, white wine, oil, and herbs.
Over the centuries people have carefully built garden terraces on the rugged cliffs. Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a “must see” if you are planning a trip to central Italy. Perhaps a few too many tourists in the summer – ‘we have met the enemy and the enemy is us’.