- Day 7 – Cinque Terre
Where to start? I loved cinque terre. I have to admit it wasn’t like I expected. I thought the towns were together, I was not aware that te towns were far from each other, and that you have to take a train to visit each one of them. I decided to go on the hike Professor Rice suggested and I am so happy I did it! It was exhausting and physically demanding, but the views were worth it! After the hike, me and my roommates, including another program participant, Masiel, skimmed through the 1st and 2nd town til we got to the 4rd one. There we found other classmates and decided to go to the Nessun Dorma, a restaurant with view of Manarola (4rd town). The food was amazing and it was nice to share it with almost the whole group.
We checked out the the last town, Riomaggiore, and took the train back to Genoa late afternoon. We were tired, so we decided to get burgers from a place Prof. Rice recommended and stayed in the apartment.
- Day 8 – Genoa Hike
Since we were all pretty tired from the previous day, we got a free day!
Me and my roomate we’re pretty tired, so we decided to have a chill day. We did laundry since it was a sunny day. I went shopping in the morning, then I went to buy some ingredients with my roommates cause we decided to cook! One of them, Gladys, is a chef so she made us a penne pasta with pink sauce. We also did a charcuterie board, caprese salad, and for dessert we had strawberries with cream. Everything was delicious! We cooked everything in my friend’s Masiel apartment, since she has a bigger kitchen.
We had a really nice dinner, where we laughed and talked a lot! I really feel like this was a bonding experience.