Cinque Terre is a series of five beautiful towns off the Italian Riviera Coast. The stacked homes are perched on the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This is the kind of place that only seems to exist in dreams, but I can tell you it’s real.
As the train rolled into town, my mind filled with doubt. Would Cinque Terre live up to the hype? Would it be another crowded tourist attraction? Does it only appear to be colorful with Instagram filters? Fortunately, all of my doubts faded when we stepped off of the train to see pastel-colored homes towering above us. My heart skipped a beat, and I immediately knew that this place was worth the journey.