In Monterosso, we arrived just in time for lunch. We headed into the old town and found a perfect town square with a plethora of restaurants to choose from and adjacent, a wonderful park!
After a stroll through town, some gelato and shopping, we headed over to the train station to purchase tickets for our return journey and played on the beach. The highlight of the day was when Cooper took off all his clothes to play in the water. So adorable. Thirty or more tourists were taking photos as he danced around and screamed as the cold water lapped his ankles.
We managed to catch a train and a bus back to Lerici without a hiccup, and both little ones fell asleep on the bus. Since it was close to dinner time, we decided we'd hang around Lerici for dinner and explore the town a little. I'd read about Lerici in a New York Times Article titled "An Italian Beauty with Foreign Suitors", and the article was pretty spot on. Lerici is beautiful, and just as enjoyable as the Cinque Terre towns, but without all the tourists. We played at the park by the marina at sunset and Cooper made friends with some cute little local Italian boys who were impressed at his climbing skills, while Lily slept away in her stroller. After the park and nap, we ate dinner in the main square overlooking the marina at sunset.
Happy to have pictures to remember our days. I can almost taste the limoncella and smell the salty air...