Location: Cinque Terre, Italy;
So just got back from a 4-day weekend in Italy this morning. We spent the first 2 days in Cinque Terre which is actually 5 separate towns on the cliffs of the Mediterranean, all interconnected by hiking and walking trails. Absolutely phenomenal. Pizza, gelati, beach, hiking, and incredible views. We took an intense hour and a half hike between two of the towns on the first day, there were steep slopes and 1-foot wide pathways with no railing. We also did a little cliff diving in one of the towns, and did a good bit of swimming. An obscene amount of money was spent on pizza, foccacia, and gelati. My time there was too short to say the least.
After those 2 days, we took a train to Rome. It was crazy how much history was at every single street corner, probably could’ve spent a week there as well: the Coloseum, The Forum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Spanish Steps (overrated), Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, etc. Once again, phenomenal.
We had a crazy time getting back to Metz from Rome, we ended up traveling through 4 different countries to do so. Here’s what it looked like:
- Leave Monday at 7:40pm to get to Rome Airport.
- Arrive at Rome Airport around 8:30pm
- Flight from Rome Airport to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in Germany 10:10 pm to 11:45 pm.
- Layover in Frankfurt-Hahn airport until 4:20 am
- Bus ride from Frankfurt to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Arrive around 6:10 am.
- Train ride from Luxembourg to Metz, arrive home around 7:15 am.
4 countries and 3 means of transportation within 12 hours. And then class at 9am. I will probably need a vacation from my vacation when I get back to Georgia.