Cinque Terre - Porto Venere May 13th 2011 We took the passenger ferry from Riomaggiore to Portovenere which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The boat trip is along a steep and rocky coast of folded sedimentary rocks from the Appenine Mountains in the background. There are many slips and houses perched on the sides. One wonders how people access the houses – from the road above, or the sea below?
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Europe » Italy » Liguria » Portovenere 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
These blogs were started to record our Europe May to August 2011 trip. The Blogs were great for us to diary each day, for others to follow and for us to review when back home. Several have been published into personal books. And so it has continued adding:
Europe - Italy,Switzerland, France, 2011
The Hurunui High Country Walk 2011.
Europe 2013 - Austria, Switzerland, France and Ireland.
Alps2Ocean and Clutha Bike Trails 2014
A Christmas in Switzerland and Germany 2014
Biking the Danube, the Italian Dolomites and Austrian Lakes 2015
Vancouver, Lake Chelan (Washington S... full info