View from Hotel Villa Steno
Walking along the Mediterranean in Monterosso, we see the beautiful, artfully-arranged umbrellas, on the beach and on restaurant patios, both in the old town and the new towns.
Sea of umbrellas
Walking back into town from the beach leads through winding streets of shops, restaurants, piazzas, and parks.
Streets of Monterosso
On a side street, a small shop is making wine from the local grapes.
As we hike up into the hills of Monterosso, we get great views of the city from above.
Looking down on Monterosso
One evening, as we walk back to Villa Steno from dinner, we find the street filled with a religious procession, complete with band, and we stop to watch.
We find something new every visit to Cinque Terre and truly enjoy the combination of old, familiar and new, intriguing. We'll keep coming back for more!