Getting at the Riviera Ligure in Italy, you will find Cinque Terre or the five villages. Beautifully situated in the steep mountainous coastline, these villages are a feast for the eyes. They are included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. The villages, consisting of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore are connected by a walkway, this is between the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola called Via dell’Amore, the path of love, and is considered the least serious of the different paths in the area. As the name suggests, the route made an ode to love, which is reflected along the route taken by various forms of graffiti and padlocks attached to the railings as a symbol of infinite love. This Italian tradition of padlocks you see in several places in Italy. I can really imagine it is wonderful to take a walk to visit the villages. But when you see the paths over the rocks up and down again then you know that you must be an experienced hiker and that it should not be done on a hot day. We were there in the summer, it was very hot and quite an ordeal to stroll through the villages so we have taken the route by train. That is really perfect, you’re fine and is dirt cheap. However, I would like to do once the walking tour but we should really go back in the spring or fall sometime. Unfortunately the photos we have made where one way or another not saved on the camera. So I just have these two pictures I had taken with my phone. To view more photos, please visit this link: images 5 Terra.
What a nice surprising discovery, the city of Lausanne in Switzerland!
Because of the mileage we wanted to cut our travelling in pieces and that lead us to Lausanne for several days. We did not know what we saw, beautifully situated at Lake Geneva, this city is built against the mountains. This ensures that there are quite some height differences which, despite the exercise of the calf muscles, provide a particularly authentic look. In addition, Lausanne includes beautiful old buildings that give the city a chic and even a palatial atmosphere. It is not difficult to imagine that since the Middle Ages influential people let themselves be enchanted by the beauty of the area and the beautiful location and saw the city as the ideal place for their country house. Besides the beautiful and quaint shops you will also find the larger fashion brands, so if you’re in the fashion mood you can indulge yourself here. Also beautiful jewelry affairs can be found here. The real discovery we found was FlonPlage, a beach club right in the center of the city. Nice styling, good atmosphere, a real beach feeling. You can sit lounching or sunbathing in a beach chair while enjoying a drink with your feet in the sand. Are you looking for a city break with a real holiday atmosphere then Lausanne is something else.