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Europe » Italy » Liguria » Cinque Terre » Riomaggiore March 29th 2015

Palm Sunday dawned sunny and clear again. As we had our coffee we could hear the church bells as the procession began to celebrate this final Sunday before Easter. We stopped at a small place for a quick bite and then headed off to the train station to go to Monterosso. Our original intent and fervent wish had been to hike between the five villages of Cinque Terre - Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. The walk takes about 5 hours, not counting for stopping and wandering through each village. This would have been a wonderfully tiring walk but unfortunately due to landslides, the trail is closed from Riomaggiore all the way to Vernazza. We could have opted to walk from Vernazza to Monterosso but decided that if we wanted to spend time in each we ... read more
Tiered slopes of Corniglia

Europe » Italy » Liguria » Cinque Terre » Riomaggiore October 10th 2013

Cinque Terre on the western coast of Italy 8 & 9 October 2013 Cinque Terre is a stretch of coast line on the northern section of the western coast of Italy. It is known for its stunning scenery of the Mediterranean coastline against the cliffs and ancient farmland of 5 villages which provide a lovely experience when wandering around the little streets. There are no cars in the villages and the only way to get to most of the villages is by train or walking up steep steps over headlands. The 2 days we spent walking and training up and down this stretch of coast line was magnificent weather. On the 1st day we spent all afternoon, until 8.00pm exploring Riomaggiore, the furtherest town (caught a train to this village) then caught a train back to ... read more
Vernazza Cinque Terre Italy 9 Oct 2013 (14)
Manarola in Cinque Terre Italy 9 Oct 2013 (2)
Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre Italy (5)

Europe » Italy » Liguria » Cinque Terre » Riomaggiore April 8th 2013

We woke up this morning to the sound of pouring rain! It was bucketing down! Great day to begin our walks between the Cinque Terre towns! We looked at the weather forecast and it said 88% chance of rain for the entire day. Right - Plan B! Plan B involved a lazy am of looking at diff walking routes for when it is fine and doing a bit of trip organisation from bed! I went out to bring back breakie to have in bed. There was no one out and about except locals who were speaking very fast Italian. I have a feeling a few of them were actually speaking to me but no idea! Hope I wasn't rude! I got us a couple of expresso machiattos (which Ben claimed was the closest thing to a ... read more

Europe » Italy » Liguria » Cinque Terre » Riomaggiore March 3rd 2013

Ciao! J'ai eu une petite aventure avec des soldats italiens pendant ma randonnée aux Cinque-Terre. Je vais vouc conter ça en détails avant que votre imagination n'aille trop loin..! Et je suis désolée pour les fautes d'ortographe; je ne trouve pas l'accent circonflexe sur mon clavier. Pour ma 2e journée de rando, j'opte pour le 5 heures de marche qui séparent Porto-Venere de Riomagiorre. Equipée d'une carte très schématique, de mon lunch et d'un gros soleil radieux, je me lance dans les sentiers balisés rouge et blanc. Que je suis entre mer et montagnes, croisant parfois la route et quelques personnes. A un des croisements, je suis la grosse flèche rouge qui m'indique de quitter la route asphaltée pour descendre dans le bois. Non loin de là se tient un soldat avec un waki-taki en main, ... read more
Une porte sur la mer

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