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Jun 18, 2015 - Le Cinque Terre! ...getting there is half the fun

June 18: Aah Le Cinque Terre! Two fast trains from Spoleto via Rome and 7 hrs later we are in northwest Italy. Our ride to Rome flies by with a great chat with our seatmate, a delightful young man from Cortina in the north of Italy who attends college in Rome. His English is better than ours, he has an English economics degree that he completed in London, and he loves to talk hockey! In fact he informs us who won the Stanley cup! Apparently his home town of Cortina houses the hockey team in Italy with the best record. He says one of his big...

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Walks in Italy

Sep 19, 2014 - Italy – La Spezia to Porto Venere

I woke up shortly before my alarm and made my way up to the 4th floor for breaky. Looks like there will be at least 10 of us that will be “non hiking” today, 4 are spending the day in Bonassola, 4 on the easier hike, and 4 on the harder hike. It is so wonderful that we have a variety of choice so that everyone can do what they like to do. We departed the hotel at 9am and just as we arrived at the train platform, it started to pour, thunder and lightning – I sure hope the weather isn’t too nasty for the hikers! The train wasn’t too busy this...

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Apr 16, 2013 - Portovenere

Today was great. We heard about a place near La Spezia called Portovenere and it sounded nice, so we decided to make a daytrip of it. We caught the train to La Spezia then took a half-hour bus ride to Portovenere. It is only accessible by road or boat. It is just gorgeous and was much quieter than Cinque Terre. It was wonderful just walking around. There is a church way atop a hill overlooking the sea. It was built in the 1200s. The views were amazing. Another church we visited was built in the 1100s. The weather has been terrific, and we...

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May 12, 2012 - Portovenere

Next day, after warming up the calf muscles we caught the ferry to the nearby village of Portovenere. Unfortunately it started raining when we arrived and turned cool and windy. But even with that I thought it the most lovely place. Lovely painted buildings and lots of little fishing boats. The rain soon stopped and we visited the Gothic Church of St. Peter, consecrated in 1198. However there was a wedding on so we didn’t go in. Instead went to see the church of St. Lawrence, erected in 1098 and the cemetary and fort at the top of the hill....

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