Hike for Gelato along the Cinque Terre Trail: Italy isn’t just known for pasta and pizza, it also has ridiculously beautiful hiking trails. Visit Cinque Terre and hike your way along the 5 towns (once you arrive, make sure to get the latest info on which trails are open as they change often due to weather). The trails differ but expect to encounter lots of stairs and narrow pathways. All the stair climbing between towns will amp up your appetite, so make sure you stop for a different snack in each of the towns. A progressive hiking meal of sorts. Breakfast in one town, lunch in the next, take a cappuccino break, keep spirits high with dessert, then finally a couple of glasses of wine to celebrate the completion (The Cinque Terre region has excellent white wine). All well deserved! Along the journey, order something (or perhaps, everything?) with pesto, it originated from this part of Italy. If you’re feeling adventurous, get the basil gelato from Alberto Gelateria in Corniglia, yum!