One of the most beautiful places that we visited during our honeymoon has got to be this little hidden gem, Cinque Terra, in the mountain coast on the Italian Riviera. I have to say that the drive up the mountain was actually one of the scariest experiences of my life. Imagine having to share one narrow lane w/ 2 way traffic on the edge of the mountain cliff thousands of feet above with no railings.
The scary moments were worth it (considering we made it out alive) and had the chance to witness such a beautiful and simple culture. The way of living is still the same as yrs ago. Clothes are still hung to air dry, there’s such beauty in seeing this.
Walking through the streets, we can hear the church bell ring from afar. There was such serenity in the moment.
On our way up the mountain, there were tiny villages where you can stop to site see and eat. This kiwi vine was part of someones’s home. I wanted so badly to sample one and see if it tastes any different fr the ones back home.
For lunch, we ate at this tiny restaurant on the mountain. The weather was perfect, sunny with a slight breeze. Yes, those are olive trees lining the back!
Love how simple this dish is, olive oil + crushed peppers.
This was where we stayed.
My husband took this shot. It is my absolute favorite picture in this Cinque Terra trip. Not sure what this elderly lady was thinking but she must be enjoying the simplest moments in life- taking in the warm sun and enjoying people watching. What a beautifully captured moment.
Such beauty in the simple ways of living.
I want that pot of chili peppers!
As you walk towards the end of the alley way, you come to this end of the town where people congregate. Restaurants lined the area and anywhere you go there’s an open view of the mountains and water. Many activities happen here- people swimming, boating, eating, etc.
There were tons of colorful outside umbrellas. This picture doesn’t do justice.
This was where we ate dinner. Outside open the the water and mountains.
Breathless scenery at night.
There were so many stars that night and the sky was so clear despite the darkness.
Star light, star bright, the first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might. Have the wish I wish tonight.
Til next post, Kellie.