Italy
Provincia di La Spezia

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  • Day11

    Again!

    September 27, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    TrenItalia has now run out of electricity. Seems to be a common issue down here. Only issue is 124 sweaty people in a tin can with no windows makes for an interesting atmosphere.
    Journey time extended by 41 mins. Glad we have no transfers this time.

  • Day70

    La Spezia sehen und schmecken

    October 14, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Wie es der Titel schon erahnen lässt, stand heute ein kulinarischer Stadtrundgang durch La Spezia auf dem Programm. Ich musste mich also bereits am Morgen verechiedene Sorten Wein probieren, Kichererbsen Tarte zu mir nehmen, frittieren Fisch und Gemüse essen und Prosecco mit Focaccia essen. Was für eine Anstrengung... 😉
    Ach so, auf ein Schloss und vorbei an historischen Gebäuden und der Uferpromende ging es ja auch noch aber das war nur Nebensache. 😉
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  • Day25

    Mit dem Boot nach Portovenere

    August 30, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Der heutige Bootstrip war sehr idyllisch. Portovenere liegt an der Spitze einer gebirgischen Halbinsel und die Besonderheit liegt darin, dass die Häuser so in die Höhe gebaut wurden, dass sie 4-6 Etagen hoch sind und pro Etage nur 1 Zimmer ist. Das hält natürlich fit. 😉

  • Day2

    Cinque Terre

    August 26, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Heute starteten wir um 9 Uhr früh nach Portofino. Die kleine Hafenstadt ist bekannt dafür, dass sie von vielen Berühmtheiten besucht wird! Um dorthin zu gelangen muss man circa eine halbe Stunde von Rapallo aus an der Küste entlang fahren mit super engen Straßen. Ich dachte bestimmt 5 mal, dass es gleich kracht abe es ist alles glatt gelaufen💥 Danach sind wir nach Cinque Terre gefahren, genauer gesagt nach Riomaggiore🌊 Das Städtchen direkt an den Klippen war wunderschön und ich bin auch gleich im Meer baden gegangen😇 Die Stadt sah genauso aus, wie man es von all den Bildern kennt!Read more

  • Day35

    Die Cinque Terre - ein schönes Fleckchen

    September 9, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Die Cinque Terre - das sind schmale Gassen lauschige kleine Plätze, hohe farbenfrohe Hausfassaden, eingebettet in eine dramatisch felsige Bergwelt. Die Szenerie ist so einmalig, dass die UNESCO das Gebiet bereits 1997 zum Weltkulturerbe erklärte. Wir haben heute 2 der 5 dazugehörigen Dörfer besucht: Manarola und Vernazza.Read more

  • Day21

    Lucca & Cinque Terre

    May 24, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    After Tuscany, it was on to Lucca, a small town that boasts something unique, a huge, perfectly preserved defensive city wall 4 km long, 12 m high, and nearly 30 m wide. By the standards of the day, it was an ideal defence system, never attacked since 1430. The walls may have been built to keep people out, but these days they are one of the reasons thousands of visitors flock here every year. Wide and tree-lined, they make the perfect spot for a walk or a bike ride.

    Along an isolated six-mile stretch of the Italian Riviera lies the Cinque Terre — five (cinque) small, traffic-free towns amazingly carved out of seaside cliffs. There isn't a Fiat or museum in sight — just sun, sea, sand, and wine. The Cinque Terre is a national park where all can enjoy the villages, hiking, swimming, boat rides, and evening romance of one of God’s great gifts to tourism. We spent our day hiking from Monterosso to Vernazza, exploring the villages, and sitting at a seaside bar enjoying some local wines. A great way to finish our three week trip to Croatia & Italy.

    So that’s a wrap for now!! Hope you enjoyed our travel blog. Until the next time, bon journo!! 😄😄😄
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  • Day55

    Cinque Terra

    July 9, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    We stayed at our accommodation in Chivari which lies between the Cinque Terra villages and Portofino. We were delighted when we discovered that Richard and Caroline Cook were holidaying in Montorosso at same time. We met and shared a meal together. We arrived by train and bought tickets that allowed us to stop at any of the five villages, hoping to catch a boat ferry between some of the villages but to our dismay discovered that the ferry was not sailing that day due to heavy swells. In Richard and my views it looked fine to sail! For more on this topic please consult Richard and my previous sailing experiences and joint ownership of two sea going vessels! However we used the train, saw three of the five villages from the north downwards and then sat at the train station for just under three hours waiting for a train to take us home. A mixed day but very enjoyable still. We encouraged each other...."just relax.....This is Italy". Last time we are at the Cinque Terra we started at bottom and saw the first three so we have now seen all villages!!Read more

  • Day6

    Monterosso

    August 22, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We pull into Monterosso station. It's packed with people trying to get to the towns.
    We carry our massive cases down the stairs and come out the front to the most amazing little italian seaside village.

    It is boiling hot. 30 degrees. Humid, so I throw my thongs on.
    The beach 🏖 is packed with people on chairs and in the water. An array of colourful umbrellas cover the pebble beach.

    You look down the coastline to the left and can easily see Vernazza and Corniglia. Actually you can see all the 4 other towns from here, Manarolo and Riomaggiore too. Amazing.

    Athena just wants to get to the hotel to put bathers on and get down there. I know I will be burn't within 10 minutes and wish to stop for a break. (it can be a bit full on being the responsible one to ensure we catch the right anything)

    We head to the little free beach on the right at the end of our street. A 3min stroll. Athena wants to sunbake. I walk straight into the water. It is devine.

    The beach is made up of a grey rounded pebble. I massage my sore feet on them. I am so happy floating here with lots of very tanned people around. Kids are jumping off rocks and on lilos. Everyone is happy.

    I cannot tell you how wonderful this place is. No advertising, no music blaring, nobody is looking at their phone. just relaxed families and couples all chatting enjoying an Italian summer holiday. All Europeans.

    Monterosso al Mare is in a protected Cove. Boats sit out in the water. I go buy a gelato from the little shop on the beach. 3 euro. Lemon. Sooo good. Creamy with a sweet tartness. I may have 2-3 a day!

    Everyone strolls here. No hurry, no pushing. Lovers are all affectionate. Children are healthy and tanned. I think I am the whitest person here. My legs certainly glowed under the water while I swam.

    I suggest to Athena that we grab dinner now before the crowds. We sit at a table along the beach. I choose scallops with ginger carrot puree and a curry powder. Also served with slightly stewed apricots. Omg delish. Athena chose octopus on polenta.

    Our boat trip is tomorrow, so we went down to the harbour. I walked down to check it out. Couldn't find them. I sent them an email confirming our attendance, however thunderstorms are predicted for the rest of the week so they may cancel yet. Today may have been our only day of sunshine ☀

    The sun is setting at 8.30pm and I watch the little pastel towns begin to glow. Truly magical. You need to come here and experience the yesteryear of this place.

    Athena is tired and wants to go back to the hotel. She has a nap at 8.00, and is still sleeping. I am wide awake at midnight enjoying the ambience outside, cooler now at 23 degrees, and chilling out as I write my blog. Will head off to bed soon. Xx
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  • Day50

    Cinque Terre

    October 22, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Ever since we saw the pictures of Cinque Terre that have recently become popular on the internet we knew we had to go there even if it meant taking 3 train transfers!

    Consisting of 5 villages on the Italian coast that make up "Cinque Terre" we decided to split our time by staying in Manarola and Corniglia. We enjoyed the beautiful views from the amazing Airbnb we rented in Manarola and got a little sun bathing and swimming in at Corniglia!

    We also hiked to Riomaggiore one day which took about 1.5 hours where we got a panoramic view of Cinque Terre. Exploring the villages was fun as each had its own character and feel.

    Cinque Terre definitely had some amazing sunsets as well which we won't forget!
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  • Day23

    Cinque Terre - Day 22 Tour

    August 18, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Went to the beach this morning, cost $28 euro to reserve the LAST lounges and we were there before opening time.

    The water was beautiful, so refreshing, Kirah and I swam out to an out cropping of rocks for Kirah to film herself jumping off.

    Got a bit more sun and then left for lunch. We caught the train through to Manarola and wandered along the cliffs and the village.

    Had gelato and an Iced Coffee and then wandered yp to Nessun Roma for drinks and snacks for the afternoon.

    Caught the train back home.
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Provincia di La Spezia, La Spezia

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