After having lunch in Vernazza, we decided to get the train back to Manarola to take some extra photos of the area.
But I might also say we had a second goal in mind: try a gelato from 5 Terre Gelateria.
We found very good reviews online about them, and early in the day, while we were exploring this little town, this place was always super busy.
They also have a selection of brioches (which can combined with ice cream to please the most demanding sweet tooth 😜) and crepes, but we only tried their gelato at the occasion.
So, after all this walking, why not have our gelato of the day there, right?
Their selection of gelato covers the most traditional flavours, so we decided to follow the idea and stick to the classics!
Mine: Amarena and Cremino.
Hubby: Dark chocolate and Tiramisu.
Everything was super creamy and delicious! Rich in flavour and great texture!
Totally worth a visit to refresh yourself after a day hiking around the Cinque Terre. 🤗
I also noticed they have another shop further down the street, just closer to the beach.
By our observations on the day this one was usually less busy, but you have two options in any case. 🙂
I couldn’t find it on Google Maps though, maybe it was a temporary store?
We decided to spend a day exploring the region; we took a train in the morning: from Florence to La Spezia, and then another train to the first city in the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore (check here my Google Maps).
Our idea was to do the complete hike from Riomaggiore to Monteresso, however, due to the bad weather on the previous days, 70% of the path was closed! Bummer!
Sadly enough, you only get this kind of information when you are already there.
But that doesn’t mean we did nothing, we did a lot and I’m about to show you what!
What we did then
Our first stop, so we decided to buy the Cinque Terre Card, which gave us access to the trail and unlimited train travels between the 5 cities and La Spezia.
As the trail was closed here, after exploring a bit of the village we got the train to our next stop, Manarola.