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Cinque Terre

Vernazza, Monterosso, Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Manarola


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Again, no problems with the train ride to Cinque Terre. We arrived in the early afternoon and 58 stairs later, made it to the apartment we rented.
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After settling in, we wandered around the village, had a beer on the beach, bought groceries and did some laundry! Dinner in tonight!
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The next day, we hiked to Monterosso; about 2 hours and tons of stairs but beautiful!
Start of the trail:
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Cal climbing the stairs (and survived, the only words he heard were "BRUTAL" (in his own mind))
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Looking back on Vernassa: Best Town
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Monterosso:
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Interesting black and white church in Monterosso
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Relaxed on the beach
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Then we took the train to Riomaggiore
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Beautiful city and the only one where the restaurant (La Conchiglia) we stopped at was terrible! The food was overpriced and the avocado and shrimp bruschetta that Cal and I ordered came with raw/under ripe avocado - the waitress literally said: "that is how we eat it in Italy" - Really???? We can't believe it! Feel free to chime in all you Italians!
We took the ferry back to Vernazza.
View of train tunnel from water:
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Views of the coast from the ferry:
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Vernazza after the ferry ride:
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The next day we took the train to Corniglia (only 382 stairs to the city, Cal's words: "You're Killing Me")
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and then trained it to Manarola where we had lunch Great place food and drink very nice and the veiw wow!
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and then back to Vernazza where we spent the afternoon on the beach and met a really nice Australian couple, a group from France and a Swedish lady (who told us about a fabulous restaurant-La Torre)

That night we went to La Torre. Cal and Rorie hiked up there to make reservations (~200 stairs), then back down, then back up! We had sardines done three different ways for an appy, seafood pasta, pesto pasta and a seafood dish.
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The sunset was really great from up there!
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Bye-Bye Cinque Terre! We are off to Nice!
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Posted by Wohlford 12:27 Archived in Italy Tagged terre cinque

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Beautiful 🤩

by Christina

Will have to add this place to my bucket list.

by Phil Hale

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