La spezia, I cannot describe how gorgeous you are.
A four hour train ride from Rome to La Spezia is worth it, if ever you get the chance to do it I very much recommend it!
I found an apartment on airbnb.com, it was in a mansion on-top of a mountain: the oldest mansion in La Spezia might I add, was absolutely amazing, the view was breath taking
Spending my three and a half days doing the Cinque Terre, Portovenere, and just walking around town and eating focaccia, gelato and drinking espresso was the best:)
From La Spezia to Cinque Terre; train station, costs 12€ for an all day pass for transportation to the five mountains and back as many times during the day.
From La Spezia to Portovenere; Bus!
I’m not quite sure how much that is cause I didn’t pay, they never check tickets, it’s crazy!
But probably 2-4€ there and back.
As for food, I’m always trying to scout out cheap deals and healthy options, which is kind of hard considering that I’m in the land of carbs, but you can always find a salad or market around the corner somewhere :]
Enjoy life, love, travel, peace and fresh air!
Next stop Genoa, Italy : one day