Saturday, May 09, 2015

Lunch in Vernazza, Cinque Terre!

 We took the train from Manarola to Vernazza, another adorable little italian village along the Cinque Terre.

We had an amazing time wandering the shops, hearing the sounds and seeing the sights of this little village --so quaint, so very Italian!

From the ever present Wiki:

Vernazza is one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre region. Vernazza is the fourth town heading north, has no car traffic, and remains one of the truest "fishing villages" on the Italian Riviera.
Vernazza's name is derived from the Latin adjective verna meaning "native" and the aptly named indigenous wine, vernaccia ("local" or "ours"), helped give birth to the village's moniker.


You can't miss the church tower past the piazza, it dates back to 1200!


Me, Jill and Frieda enjoy lunch!

We lunched at Ristorante Belforte, a medieval fort at least 1000 years old turned favorite dining spot about 50 years ago.

Pay attention the photo bombing seagull --and the guy behind Freida..LOL! They show up in our slide show!


What charm!  We were pinching ourselves!


How could you not just fall in love with this?


Our waiter showed us how to debone fresh fried anchovies --not like the anchovies we are used to ((Or not used to!)) at all -- these were very mild and had a flavor much like trout.  Deliciouso!


I had the fresh "catch of the day!"  Yummy!


Looking back at Vernazza -- Belissima!

Click to watch our slide show of other photos around Vernazza.  It was our favorite of all the Cinque Terre.  

Click the image below if you are unable to view the slide show on your mobile device.  You'll be taken to the photo album for viewing.

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy 2015

We are on our way home.  We catch the bus in about 30 minutes to head to the airport in Florence.  We'll catch a flight to Rome, have a two hour layover and will be on our way to New York from there.  After that, it's a flight to Atlanta and then a flight to Greensboro for me..I'll be in my own bed TONIGHT....but what a long day it is going to be.

Thank you, Italy!  You welcomed us with open arms and we became part of your whole.  It won't be my last trip here -- I can't wait to come again!


  1. I am so glad you enjoyed your trip to Tuscany. To see it all through your pictures is a treat for so many who will never make the journey. It is a beautiful part of Italy and one that always touches my heart. I wish you a safe journey home and look forward to continuing to follow your fantastic blog. Thanks.

  2. Happy Mother's Day Bonnie, and to all of the quiltville group. Enjoyed seeing your beautiful pictues, and traveling to Italy through your eyes. Looks like you had an awesome time. Safe travels home. Markay

  3. I have a friend who has a store called Katrina in Vernazza.... she is from Texas! Wish I had known today was the day... town looks amazing all steep hillsides, etc.

  4. I've so enjoyed going on your trip with you via the internet. Thanks for sharing your journey.


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