On my third day in Italy, I visited the fifth village of Cinque Terre, Vernazza. I enjoyed ‘un caffè americano’ and a chocolate croissant at a small Italian café in Vernazza, and then Mikaela and I walked down to the port in Vernazza. We saw fisherman heading out into the glistening Italian Rivera, and we admired the beautifully colored buildings in the village.
Then we took the train back to Monterosso, where we enjoyed the warm weather by walking along the amazing beach. Mikaela and I sampled delicious grapes from Cinque Terre and then enjoyed gelato by the beach; I had a delicious serving of Stracciatella gelato!
We sadly parted with the astounding Cinque Terre, but we were excited to take the train across Italy to Milan. We past through the Tuscan countryside on the way to Milan, and in Milan, we walked to ‘il Quadrilatero d’Oro’ (‘Rectangle of Gold’), which houses numerous high-fashion designer stores, and to ‘il Piazza di Duomo’. We enjoyed our last Italian dinner along the only canal in Milan, the Naviglio Grande. The next morning, Mikaela and I went to an early Mass at the Duomo in Milano and then headed to the airport to go our separate ways—back to Madrid and Edinburgh, respectively.
The weekend in Italy with Mikaela was phenomenal! I loved exploring the beautiful cities with Mikaela, speaking Italian to locals, and dining on ‘cibi italiani e molto deliziosi’! Cinque Terre was gorgeous and provided a relaxing vacation; I hope to visit Cinque Terre and other areas of Italy again soon!