After our pesto class, we were getting toasty so we headed back to our home base to go for a swim. It was the best decision! The water was coolish but for the first time, we felt such relief from the heat. The bay is surrounded by big rocks, and you just climb across them and hop into the water. So refreshing!
We then bought a few tasting treats to have for a dinner snack prior to our evening adventure.
Our amazing host Martha recommended that we go on a sunset boat tour, and although it was a tad pricey, I’m so glad we booked it. We definitely made it worth while by the unlimited focaccia and unlimited wine included!
The boat picked us up in the marina, loaded all of us in (there were 6 others as well), and began our tour. It drove along the water, with absolutely stunning views. It pulled into each harbour of the towns: Manarola, Corniglia (although this town is perched high up on a hill so could really only see it from afar), Vernazza, and Monterosso.
We stopped out in the water just outside Monterosso, and all jumped off of the boat into the water for an evening swim. We were completely surrounded by beauty of the cliffs, water, and sunset.