This is Manarola!
I was just here – May of 2015! The trip that inspired all of Allietare!
Yesterday was a bus, boat, train, bus day as we drove through Tuscany, boarded a boat and approached the Cinque Terre by sea.
We stopped in some towns I didn’t get a chance to see on the last trip, and got to spend more time in Monterossa than we did the LAST time.
In May, the town can be crowded…but in AUGUST….it is packed with tourists!
Many of these places do not have beaches, and what beaches you will find are quite rocky. Instead, tourists and locals alike will pick a big flat rock slab, lay out a towel, and sun themselves on the rocks “much like lizards…..” in the words of our guide, Andrea!