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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.
After settling in, we wandered around the village, had a beer on the beach, bought groceries and did some laundry! Dinner in tonight!
The next day, we hiked to Monterosso; about 2 hours and tons of stairs but beautiful!
Start of the trail:
Cal climbing the stairs (and survived, the only words he heard were "BRUTAL" (in his own mind))
Looking back on Vernassa: Best Town
Interesting black and white church in Monterosso
Relaxed on the beach
Then we took the train to Riomaggiore
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:
Views of the coast from the ferry:
Vernazza after the ferry ride:

The next day we took the train to Corniglia (only 382 stairs to the city, Cal's words: "You're Killing Me")
and then trained it to Manarola where we had lunch Great place food and drink very nice and the veiw wow!
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.
The sunset was really great from up there!
Bye-Bye Cinque Terre! We are off to Nice!

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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