No matter where I go, I’m always going to walk or hike to explore the area. Camogli and the surrounding area is full of hiking trails. Though I’ll have to come back to do Cinque Terre, the views from the hike from Camogli to Porto Pidocchio were fabulous. Make sure to take the boat back to get the perspective from the water.
The whole reason I went to Italy in the first place was for a friend’s wedding in the city of Camogli on the Italian Riviera. I’d never been to the Liguria region before and it is stunning. Everywhere you turn is another beautiful view.
After my disappointment with the non-functioning water gardens at Villa d’Este, I was ready to just get back on the train to Rome; I wasn’t interested in seeing another villa. Luckily, my curiosity to see anything and everything new got the better of me, and I stopped at Villa Gregoriana, which isn’t really a villa except in a Roman ruin kind of way. It’s actually a lush green park in a canyon with a distinctly grotto-like feel. Even walking around during a rain storm, it was magical and I’m so happy to have found this little piece of paradise.