We left Florence yesterday on a train to the Cinque Terra. It is amazing here! Just like all the pictures had showed us. We are staying in the most northern of the 5 cities, Monterosso. It’s the largest of all the cities. The cities were hit by major flooding last October and you can still see a lot of damage. There are people daily working on rebuilding though. Some of the hiking paths are still closed off from this but you can take the train or boat between them still.