We stayed in Vernazza (the second town in Cinque Terre), which is the only town with a sandy beach. It was such a good decision staying local, rather than training in each day from La Spezia (which lots of people do when visiting here, as it’s cheaper); we didn’t have to catch trains by staying in Vernazza, which was a BIG win in my books.
Ultimately, Cinque Terre provided what we love in any holiday- a beach, great walking trails, and lots of cheap and delicious lemon slushies haha!
Next up was Milan. The Duomo (below) was the most impressive building we saw during our trip, and it was so much fun to photograph! We got a ticket that allowed us to walk around the roof, as well as inside, and we spent hours taking it all in!
Our final day was spent at Lake Como. We went up the gondola to Brunate, which gave us an amazing perspective of Como. We ate more gelato and walked around some more before returning to Milan and preparing for our flight to Japan.
Although we had a great time overall, I left Italy saying “Cya never again Italy!”