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Sep 21, 2013 - Cinque Terra

Wow! Driving in Italy can be quite an experience for all. John, as the driver had to use his quick reflexes as well as driving skills, along with a huge doze of patience. The rest of us tried to read maps and road signs and come to consensus on what we saw.The results- some unexpected sights and experiences. The most memorable was crossing the finish line of a road bike race just minutes before the winners peddled in. We aldo stopped in Pisa and reslly enjoyed the marvel of the Leaning Tower. When we finally manouvered our ways through the...

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Sep 19, 2013 - Oh I do love to be beside the seaside, tiddley pom om pom ......

Well, I always knew that the Cinque Terra was going to be one of the highlights of my trip, I saved it to last and have not been disappointed. The 5 little villages, hikes, people, food, scenery have all lived up to and exceeded my high expectations. Our arrival was one of those travel days best forgotten, we had an early start, 3 change of trains and made it 4 by adding an extra hour and extra train journey to our trip, when we lost the plot at one stage and got on the wrong train heading in the opposite direction. We finally arrived at...

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Jane Lady of Leisure

Jun 22, 2013 - Over due updates

June 17 Said goodbye to L'Antica Fornaze and Luccia drove to La Spezia and FINALLY gave the car back. Was going to take the train to Riomaggero, but a cab ride was only 35E. Got here in good time and NO hassle. Spent the night walking around, talked to a lady from Texas who told us to take the ferry to the other towns and of a great restaurant to eat at. Our home is not quite to the standards we have been used to here. It's fine just not great like our other places. June 19 Took the train to Mannorola and walked around had anchovies for...

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Italia 2013

Sep 24, 2012 - The Cinque Terre Villages

Monday, September 24, 2012 We bought a round trip train ticket so we could do an overview of the 5 villages. We started with the northernmost, Monterosso. It was insane. Hundreds of German, French and English-speaking tourists thronged the streets. It looked like an "Occupy" movement. Because there is more flat land there and in Vernazza than in the 3 other villages, the tour groups flock to those two.. When we re-boarded the train to come back south, it was standing room only. We agreed that if the crowds got off at the next stop,...

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Sep 23, 2012 - Arma di Taggia to the Cinque Terre

Sunday, September 23, 2012. Arma di Taggia to Riomaggiore in the Cinque Terre We dawdled along the coast road passing town after town of tall, shabby apartment blocks crowded together with little character. In short stretches between the towns, where the cliffs were too unfriendly to build on, the turquoise Mediterranean bays made the distant town look charming. We arbitrarily chose the town of Noli for a bite to eat before switching to the high speed toll roads in order to make our 5 PM rendezvous with our landlady in the Cinque...

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Jun 10, 2012 - The Cinque Terre

Today we explore the other villages and tackle the only walk that is still open between the villages. That’s on the blue route anyway. There are some serious walks that venture further inland in the park. We walk to Manarola again and catch the train from there to the next village, Corniglia. A brief wander around the village (after we climb the 380 steps from the station) before we catch the train again to Vernazza. Sometime spent investigating again and a late lunch. Unfortunately the walks between Manarola and Coniglia and then to...

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Jun 9, 2012 - Manarola

A quiet day around the village. Relaxing and catching up with Pegs. In the late afternoon we walk to the next village, Manarola – this is a level paved path that follows along the coast and only takes about half an hour. We spend the rest of the evening there, including dinner before walking back home again. As we climb to our hotel we come across a small local concert. Young kids all dressed in white with their instruments. Takes a while for them to get organised but finally the concert begins. Quite funny really, the kids (mostly with...

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Jun 8, 2012 - We return to Italy and meet up with Pegs

An early walk down the hill to the ferry terminal and we board a ‘Moby Line’ ferry to Genoa. After arrival we are contemplating how to get to the railway station when we spy a bus with ‘Station Principle’ – just what the doctor ordered, sometimes you can be lucky. We eventually meet up with Megan and board a train to Riomaggiore, the most southern of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre. Baggage in hand we begin the climb to our hotel – we go up, and we go up more, and we go up yet even more. There is not a flat square inch in...

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Apr 29, 2012 - Visiting the cities of the Cinque Terre

We have no agenda today, so we slept in. When we finally got up and got out, we caught a boat to Riomaggiore, the farthest south of the Cinque Terre. This gave us the opportunity to look at all the towns from the w In Riomaggiore we ate lunch, which was not a good experience. We picked the restaurant becasue we saw our guide Donald there. We were served appetizers promptly, but then we waited 30 minutes for our main course and when it came, Susan was very disapointed with her dish. It was shrimp scampi, and it looked pretty on the plate,...

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Sep 24, 2011 - Riomaggiore

Yesterday we arrived in Riomaggiore which is the southern most village and smaller than Monterosso.we are staying in a B & B on the third floor so plenty of steps and hills in this part. We have a small balcony to sit out on and watch all the locals.We have visited Cornilga and this morning walked around to Manarola which is a really nice walk. We then caught the ferry to Potovenere which is half an hr away a very picturesque town but a bit more upmarket. We are off to Lake Como tomorrow.

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Apr 28, 2011 - Cinque Terre- like the French Rivera, only in the mountains

After Florence we started our trips on Italy's regional trains. Much cheaper and slower than the fast train we took from Rome to Florence, these trains would stop in the little towns that we needed. So we saw Piza from a distance, and no, I could not find the tower. Next trip I suppose. We were headed for Riomaggorie, the first of the five villages that make up Cinque Terre, an area I had never heard of. But these little villages cling to the sides of mountains that lead down to the same beautiful Mediterranian that drives prices sky-high...

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Vie d'E en Toulouse

Feb 13, 2011 - Riomaggiore, Italy

The train ride to Cinque Terre was very short from Pisa, and when we got off the train we were looking out into the ocean. I'm sure Kelly and I both looked riduculous because of how excited we were to be looking down at the rocky coast and crash of the waves of the ocean, but oh well. We had booked a hostel ahead of time, and the owners gave me specific instuctions of where we would meet them so they could bring us to our room. Kelly and I walked through a small tunnel that was decorated with tiles to get to the little town we were staying...

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Semester Abroad 2011

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