So today is time to go home again. This morning I woke up in Levanto and will take the train to Milan for a quick stop before I head back home to Oslo, Norway.
So the first thing was the train to Nilan where I did some shopping and we had some lunch at the mozzarella bar near the cathedral. I had a pizza and some Chianti Classico wine.
After that we took the bus to the airport and flew back to Oslo. Great to be back in Oslo again. Summer in Norway and Sweden is also great.
Had a real good trip and really think I would like to go back to Cinque Terra. Have you been there or thinking about?
Today is the last entire day in Levanto and Cinque Terra here in Italy. Been an amazing vacation it’s so beautiful here and are th kind of activities that I would like to go back again.
Today’s hike where between Vernazza and Monterosso. Another absolutely stunning hike but it was more narrow and more crowded but still very beautiful. When arriving in Montorosso we stopped for lunch by the sea and after than we took the train back. When we got back we had chilled out on the roof and the we went for a appertivi and some drinks before we had dinner.
Another amazing day today and tomorrow we head back to Oslo.
Second day waking up in Levanto right outside the first Italian national park which is Cinque Terra National Park. Read somewhere that it was founded in 1999 that’s pretty late for me as a Swede where the first national park opened in 1909.
However yesterday it was just me and my girlfriend G that where hiking and we hiked between Riomaggiore to Manorola and then to Corniglia. All beautiful places but today the plan is to hike between Corniglia and Vernazza together with G’s family that arrived this morning. And before we leave for the hike it’s time for some lunch.
By the way now the hike is done and added some photos from the day here.
Friday night me and my girlfriend G where in Milan for a quick visit. So we went out to dinner. We found Napoli1820 by the channel in the district of Navigli.
The interior of the place is colorful and pretty typical real Italian style. So it’s not a very special experience here but that doesn’t matter because the place you want to be is outside by the channel and where people passes by. Real cosy at the evening and a lovely atmosphere with a lot of real Italians surrounding you which give and authentic feeling.
So how about the food? I had the 1820 primavera pizza and I got to be honest, it’s probably the best pizza I ever eaten in my life and that’s why I can’t give anything less than 5 out of 5 stars. And the staff is great, friendly and just great.
Warmly and deeply recommend this place.
Now me and my girlfriend G have arrived in Levanto a bit north of cinque terra. We live in the middle of the village of Levanto and just behind the “big” square which I think is called piazza Cavor if I’ve got it right. Still learning.
So we have gotten our apartment, made a quick visit to around the closest area and bough breakfast for tomorrow and some red wine and Apperol spritz. It’s a real cosy little town.
We went out for dinner and had gnocchi and lobster and saffran. Good but not a favorite and some white wine from the area. After that we went to a bar and had a glass of red and some snacks where we spent most of the night just talking and looking at all the people passing by. It’s a lot of Italians and not so many other tourists here which made me a bit surprised. So far so good.
I’m in Italy again this country that’s one of my favorites to spend my vacation in and travel to. Every time I get here I think that I must learn their beautiful language. Should really do something about it.
However, I’m in Milan and city that me and my girlfriend G are rather familiar with. She studied here for 6 month and for that time she lived in Milan and I’m in Göteborg, Sweden. That meant that I visited here quite a lot when I got the opportunity.
We’re in Milan on our way south towards Cinque Terra (The five villages as I’ve heard it translates into). Arrive late Friday night and stayed in the channel district Navigli. So we had dinner at a place called Napoli1820 which I will review later in the blog because it was a real good place. You get to know more about it then.
We stayed at a hotel near piazza Solari review of that might also come later on. Good hotel.
Saturday we had breakfast at the hotel which where among the best hotel breakfasts I’ve had in Italy and after that we checked out and took a quick visit to the old city center with the Duomo (The Chatedral) and a lot of stores. By the way the Chatedral is so big that it’s claims to have place for 50 000 people that’s as many as it lives in total in the Swedish city of Kungälv where G are from. Pretty amazing.
Then we bought some lunch and took the train towards Levanto where we will stay during our visit.