My family went to the Cinque Terre last summer and were immediately struck by its charm and pristine clear waters. We were in Europe for 24 days and stayed in the Cinque Terre for 7. By far, the highlight of my 24 days was our trip with Angelo's Boat Tours.
We shared our time with my three family members, and a very nice Australian couple. We began with a little fishing as we toured the five cities from the water. Angelo's brother in law translated for him as he gave us interesting bits of information about each city, and the nude beach which we watched through Angelo's binoculars. Haha great memories. I digress ... after the short tour of the five cities, we headed back to the harbor to pick up Angelo's wife.
We were treated to a homemade lunch of sward fish, grilled calamari, and the most memorable rice salad I have ever eaten. Angelo's wife is an American and speaks for herself and Angelo. A delightful couple.
I have never had an experience like that in my life. We parked in a very private cove, ate, drank, and shared stories. I have never felt so at home with total strangers. We laughed, cried, and exchanged email addresses. I plan to go back as soon as my wallet will allow. This was the most fun I have had in my European travels and would 100% recommend it to anyone.