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May 15, 2014 - Santa Margherita Day 3

We were pleased with yesterdays travel achievements and with time on our side we decided to revisit the Cinque Terre; our last visit was in 2007. Previously, we had stayed in Riomaggiore and walked to Vernazza , but had not completed the final, 5th leg to Monterosso. Our objective was to complete as much of the five villages walk ( 9km/5 hrs) as we could and set off by train from Santa Margherita at 1000hrs for Monterosso. The trip was along the attractive coast line and through a number of tunnels and towns. We travelled on a regional...

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May 14, 2014 - Santa Margherita Day 2

We wake in Santa Margherita to the perfect travellers day - calm, warm & sunny. Following a light breakfast in the hotel, we depart for the town centre to take the first,1015hrs, boat to San Fruttuoso and to Portofino; tickets purchased in the hotel 15€ ea. The first boat to depart is full of group tour people and we are moved to take the second; the boat is already quite full and it doesn't take much to imagine what the crowds would be like in summer. The leg to Portofino is quite short, however, the scenery is magnificent, highlighted...

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May 5, 2012 - Travel to Santa Margherita Liguria

We travelled from Varenna to Santa Magherita Ligure by train. Train travel is pretty easy. We did get a good laugh from the train station graffiti in Varenna. "Trenitalia di merda"- I think is something like the train system is murder or death, or maybe the train is death. The other was " a tourista fuggi"- I think you can figure that out yourselves. SML is part of the Italian Rivieria. It has a beach and harbor and lots of restaurants, shops and hotels. Ours was right across from the harbor with a really large balcony. I think having a...

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Jun 23, 2011 - Portofino, Italy

June 23, 2011 As of today we’ve been away from home 31 days but we’ve filled the time with so many great memories that it seems like a lifetime. Today’s stop is the tiny town of Portofino, Italy with nearby Santa Margherita…two playgrounds of the rich and famous. The harbours are so small that we couldn’t dock and the view of the tender ride from the ship’s deck appeared very rough, with a lot of pitching and rolling. The first decision of the day was “Do we go ashore or not?” Ultimately, we took a chance and a gravol and headed in, finding...

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Jun 9, 2007 - Santa Margherita

When I got off the train I took the first photo, then sat & had a diet Coke & looked at the view. The train station is behind me, with hills behind that. On the map, the monastery looked quite close (albeit steeply uphill) so I decided why waste money on a cab, I can walk that... Wow, that was the best cardio workout I've had since I got here. Partly because I got lost. You know "via" means "street", right? Apparently it also means 4' wide stone pathway meandering around the hills, with stone walls on either side & cute little green lizards...

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Italy 2007