Cinque Terre Photo Diary
You read about Jennifer Harris’ dream vacation in the August 2009 Enlightened Traveler column; now check out Jennifer’s own
photos and diary of her trip.
Jennifer Harris, Text: Jennifer Harris
Pictured here is La Giada Del Mesco, a quaint little hotel with rooms overlooking the sea. Each morning we enjoyed authentic
Italian cappuccino before setting out on our morning hike. After we were shown to our room at La Giada Del Mesco, we hit the
ground running. We were introduced to our companions for the week and to Kate Little, our hiking guide and a certified sommelier.
She led us to the neighboring town of Monterosso Al Mare. My first impression of this scenic walk was not visual, but more
olfactory in nature. The aromatic herbs that grow wild here (chives, thyme, fennel) and the ones that are cultivated (lavender
and rosemary) pepper the air with the smell of springtime.