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Pisa: Paninoteca Il Canguro

by gigi on May 25, 2009

After we left Cinque Terre, Jenkins and I took a train to Pisa, where we would spend the day before flying out that evening to Paris. Pisa was never really high on our list of places to go but since we were passing through, we figured we may as well check out some of Pisa’s […]


I’m sure some of you must have thought I was finally done with my vacation series to Italy and Paris but guess again! I had almost forgotten about this myself in my haste to post about all the restaurants I’ve been visiting lately. Our lovely stay in Cinque Terre was about to come to an […]


Right around lunch time in Corniglia, Jenkins and I first stopped in Enoteca Il Pirun, which is a small, homey wine bar right on the main street of Corniglia. They had quite a large variety of both local Cinque Terre and Italian wines. On shelves in front of the enoteca, there were several different wines […]


To work off all the tasty food we had been consuming thus far on our trip, Jenkins and I took advantage of the great weather by hiking from our home base of Vernazza to the hill town of Corniglia. Of the five towns in Cinque Terre, Corniglia is the only one that is not directly […]


Vernazza, Cinque Terre: Flli.Basso

by gigi on March 29, 2009

Remember the delicious pizzeria/focacceria that Jenkins and I visited in Vernazza that I couldn’t remember the name of? Well, you are in luck because Jenkins and I went back a few days later for some take-out pizza and I remembered to take a picture of the restaurant this time around. We had been eating at […]


Vernazza, Cinque Terre: Trattoria Gianni

by gigi on March 24, 2009

For our first dinner in Cinque Terre, Jenkins and I decided to eat by Vernazza’s small harbour so we could enjoy the sea breeze and view. There are a few options by the harbour and we chose to eat at Trattoria Gianni, which was owned by the same family that rented our room to us. […]