Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre was one of my favorite locations I visited while living in Paris.  Cinque Terre is a stunning collection of 5 villages perfectly perched along a rugged coastline of the Italian Riviera.  Cars are not permitted or able to drive directly between the towns, so transport is either by foot, boat or train, and I found doing a combination of all 3 a great way to explore the area.  There's nothing like starting the day with a vigorous hike through the mountains with jaw dropping views to be rewarded with breakfast in a brightly colored corner cafe in the next town over.  With the combination of a stunning landscape set in a remote location filled with great restaurants and quaint shops, this is a spot I continue to dream about and hope to return to someday.

Read my full review of Cinque Terre here.