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Gina DiPrima

Make the most of 2 days in Italy’s Cinque Terre

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With its idyllic climate, tiny, colorful fishing villages, and beloved cuisine (pesto and focaccia both are traditional foods of the Ligura region) the Cinque Terre hold a magical attraction for visitors to Italy.

Cinque, Terre
The Cinque Terre, or the Five Lands (cinque meaning five and terre meaning lands), is actually just one small part of what’s otherwise known as the Italian Riviera.

What’s wonderful about the Cinque Terre is that you can easily work in a short side trip as part of a visit to Tuscany—and you definitely won’t need a car.

I liked this short article on how to make the most of a short trip to these enchanting coastal villages.  For a bigger selection and more upscale accommodation options, I’d bypass most of the Cinque Terre, and recommend staying in nearby in Camogli, Santa Maria Ligure, Rapallo or even Portofino.

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Traveling through Termini Station just got a little more appetizing.

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Generally speaking, train stations aren’t known for being centers of culinary excellence.  And Rome’s Termini is not generally a place one chooses voluntarily to linger for any length of time.  However, Rome’s new ‘food hall’-style market, the Mercato Centrale Roma, aims to challenge your notion of train station food, and has created a beautiful, inviting place for travelers–or anyone in the area–to spend some time.

Based on the successful formula of the recently revamped Mercato Centrale in Florence, the Rome Central Market also features artisans from all over Italy, and features local food artisans from both Rome and the Lazio region.

The market/food hall is located right at Termini Station, in via Giolitti 36.  With its stylish interior and a vast selection of appetizing foods that can either be eaten on site, or made to go for the train ride, it will be hard not to alter my travel plans to spend more time at Termini Station.

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The 15 artisan food stalls in Rome’s Central Market, which opened its doors for the first time on Thursday, sell traditional Italian food including pastries, meat, pizza, gelato and much more.