05.22.2017 - 05.26.2017
I have only a few remarks for a place with so, so many cobblestone steps. Cinque Terre truly awakens your senses. It's very pleasing on your eyes, sweet on your nose, and soft on your ears. However, it's painful on the knees, and strenuous - yet at the same time, tranquilizing on the heart. Even for us newbies, it didn't take us long to see why everyone who passed us on the "trail" had hiking poles! I'm only sorry we visited Cinque Terre at the end of our trip when we were tired and one of "the fat ones".
PS. The beaches in Cinque Terre were not only difficult to get to, they were small, rocky, and crowded. I guess it's time to head home.