Cinque Terre

These are the steps you take to the first, second, or third floor of the Gianni Franzi building. The rope helps!

The day we arrived in Vernazza, Karen and I went up the hill past the train station to do our laundry. While we were waiting for the machines, we went next door to il Pirata (The Pirate), a small outdoor

View of Vernazza from above town, on the hiking trail to Corniglia.

“I want a quiet day,” Karen announced. “We need a break from our vacation.” We are constantly on the move, with lots of places to go and sights to see. Train travel days require hauling luggage on and off trains,