Our first couple of days in Italy, we spent along the coastal towns. Already very busy with tourists as summer was well and truly underway and the temperatures were getting very warm. The beaches are lovely, but covered with deckchairs, umbrellas and sun loungers. We had a dip in the beautiful sea in between the ‘private beaches’ but didn’t stay long as we thought this would be a lot nicer and more ‘van friendly’ out of season!
We left the coast and decided to head north instead. The first place we stayed, actually not far inland at all, was the pretty little town of Verezzi. We found a great spot for the night with stunning views back down to the coast and went for a cycle to explore the area. The small village was so peaceful with beautiful old buildings and pretty archways, grape vines hanging and lush surroundings, our first proper taste of Italian countryside and it was just lovely.
further down the hill, another part of the town, is a small maze of alleyways with cobbled streets, dotted with upmarket restaurants tempting in their customers with their elegant entrances. The place was empty during the day but came alive at night with diners taking the short drive up from the busy coast to have a relaxing evening meal with great views and a relaxing atmosphere.
Coordinates to the place we camped; (44.168515 8.310661)