Cinque Terre is a place that I have always wanted to visit ever since I saw it on my instagram feed showing the pictures the colourful village houses hugging the cliffs of the jagged rocky coastline.
I took a night bus with Flixbus from Rome arriving in La Spezia just outside of Cinque Terre National Park at around 5am. It was a cold morning and we were dropped what seemed to me was in the middle of nowhere. Luckily I had mobile data and was able to use Google maps. I was a few kilometres from the La Spezia train station which is where I need to go in order to start my exploration of the area.