Vernazza, Italy

It was snowing today in Minnesota. Yes, even this far north it is pretty crazy to get snow in April. Needless to say, I’ve been snooping around the internet dreaming of places I’d rather be.

:: Vernazza, Italy ::

One of the most magical places I have visited is Vernazza, Italy, an old fishing village in Cinque Terre. This charming little town has beautiful, candy-colored buildings lining a sparkly ocean side. This region of Italy is famous for their pesto and it is to die for. Trust. Also, focaccia bread originates from here and I swear it is the most pillow-y, salty, melt-in-your-mouth bread you will ever try! I literally ate it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

I was so happy to discover that Vernazza, Italy was ranked #18 in the New York Times 46 Places to Go in 2013. Apparently the residents of this magical town are restoring the village (a freak mudslide destroyed much of the town in October 2011) and have enlisted Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers (best known for the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd’s building and Millennium Dome in London, and the European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg) to help with the restoration and design. As far as I know, the projects have already commenced.

:: An aerial view of the picturesque town ::

:: A view of the vineyards and craggy hillside from my hotel in Vernazza, Italy ::

Happy Travels!!





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