Chapter 5 - DAY 4 - Monterosso (Cinque Terre) Day 3 October 14th 2011 It was a bit colder this morning, but still warm enough (just) to have our breakfast in the garden. We discussed the best way to get from Monterosso to Siena - we leave for siena in a couple of days - with Fausto (our host at Giardino Incantato), he suggested rail was the most effective and offered to work out the best schedule with the least changes for us. A nice gesture which we very much appre ... read more
Europe » Italy » Liguria » Monterosso al Mare Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
We are new to travelling and new to blogging. The kids are off our hands and the mortgage is under control so we're celebrating doing the hard yards - and surviving them by heading off on our Big OE (about 30 years late)! We leave Wellington New Zealand on 23 July and will spend 3 months exploring UK/Europe,a mixture of organised tours and independent travel.
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