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  • Day4

    Riomaggiore, Italien

    May 16, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Unterwegs in den wunderschönen Cinque Terre. Die jahrhundertealten Küstendörfer sind bekannt für ihre bunten Häuser und die terassenförmig an den Steilhängen angelegten Weinberge. An der schroffen italienischen Riviera liegen die fünf Dörfer Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola und Riomaggiore.Read more

  • Day79

    Checking out Cinque Terre

    October 16, 2017 in Italy ⋅

    From Pisa we travelled another hour to the cliff-side villages known as the Cinque Terre, the "five lands", on the Italian Riviera. The "five lands" or villages consist of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. We had five hours to cover as much territory before heading back to Florence. Cinque ore in il Cinque Terre (five hours in the “five lands”). The villages are connected by hiking trails, but fortunately for us the villages are also connected by rail. After all the hiking across Florence, we couldn't handle trekking up the mountains of the Cinque Terre. We aren't Sir Edmund Hillary! So we closely studied the train schedule and figured that we could spend one hour in each village and see all "five lands".

    We started at the furthest village, Monterosso al Mare, and worked our way along the train route. The towns are similar in architectural style, with buildings painted in pastel hues and narrow laneways that turn into steep steps that seem to lead to heaven, or at least it feels like your ascending into the skies. You didn't need to take the hike path to get a work-out. People all round us were even equipped with their trekking poles, just to traverse the train platforms. We think some of them were using the poles as a fashion accessory rather than for more practical reasons.

    The weather was perfect to capture the beauty of the villages with the houses stacked upon each other and set into the cliffs. The almost fluorescent blue water was so clear you could see the fish from high up on the cliff. No wonder it's a UNESCO world heritage site.

    Every corner we turned could be a postcard picture and beside it was another Australian taking a photo. The villages seemed to have been invaded by troops of Australian tourists. Perhaps Katriona Rowntree had recently done a special on Getaway about the Cinque Terre that we had missed. We could definitely see the appeal of the area. But after more than 35,000 steps it was time to take our tired feet home to Florence.

    Next stop: Florence

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  • Day20

    Cantina del Pescatore - Riomaggiore

    September 18, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    After a very long day of travelling, three trains and lots of steep stairs and hills we finally made it to our next location for the next four nights. And boy were we impressed.
    We are staying in Riomaggiore, one of the five fishing villages that make up Cinque Terre. While it may not be the best of the five fishing villages with the main and only street being very steep, our apartment is amazing. It is a renovated wine cellar built in the 900s and it has been renovated in such a cool way. One wall near the bed still has the mountain wall showing through it and the other stone walls and wooden ceiling are all original. It has a real charm about it and has been so well equipped! Our best accomodation so far! Definitely worth the climb of the many steep, old and crumbly steps.Read more

  • Day5

    Journey to Cinque Terre

    July 27, 2017 in Italy ⋅

    Left Florence this morning via train, which ended up running a little late, causing us to miss our connection in Pisa. Wasn't too long a wait, and we ended up making it to Riomaggiore relatively early in the day.

    After hauling our luggage up the stairs to our room (not an easy task, but manageable), we walked around the town. Laura had been looking forward to fried calamari since we landed in Rome, so we made sure to check that one of the list right away.

    We needed to burn that off, and we were both dying for a swim, so we suited up and headed down to the water. It's only rocky beaches in Riomaggiore, so entering and exiting the water is tricky, but once you're in it's fantastic. We swam for a good half hour, and then climbed up some rocks to rest, bask in the sun, and watch the waves break on the rocks. As we got back in the water, my foot started to cramp, I sustained a (minor) cut on my hand, and promptly got stung by a jellyfish, so it was time to get out.

    We headed back to the room, and enjoyed a bottle of wine on the patio before dinner. We hiked up to the top of town to eat dinner at a place with a beautiful view and watched the sun set. Being that we're on the coast, seafood was a must. As we headed back, we stumbled upon a classical music performance, which felt like the perfect end to the night.
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  • Day10

    Cinque Terre Walk

    November 22, 2017 in Italy ⋅

    Walk from Riomaggiore to Porta Venere

    We expected Cinque Terre to be quiet in November. It must be the idyllic weather, but the train to Riomaggiore was full of hikers. So we thought we'd take the track less travelled and walk the 12.42 km from Riomaggiore, where our accommodation is, to Portovenere. It was meant to take 6 hours, but we are pleased to announce that we did it in 5 hours, with a lunch break and stops to take in the awesomeness.

    We planned to set off at 7am, but did not till 8am. Fortunately, the start of the track was just a few metres outside our apartment. We were faced with uneven and steep stone steps that seemed to go on forever. Each time we rounded the corner, another flight of steps would mock us. We climbed steadily, aware that we started an hour late, and not wanting to waste too much time with something as inconsequential like catching our breath. My legs burned when we got to the church at the top. In total, we climbed 1430 steps, descending 1960 steps.

    After the little village Telegrafo, about an hour into the walk, the path smiled at us and offered a rather level easy walk through the woods. I doubled over in laughter when I came across exercise equipment, like chin up bars, hurdles, twisty platforms, and get this, STEPS! Come on! This must be someone's idea of an enormous joke. At the top of a very steep mountain, there are more steps.

    The path got really interesting after Campiglia. A blog suggested to take the more scenic coastal track, and we did. The views were spectacular, but the path was punishing. The rocks were loose underfoot, and the paths were narrow with a steep drop. Many sections required scrambling to safely pass. It brought out the goat in me, and although challenging, this was my favourite part of the track. The views were a bonus.

    The hike started with a steep climb, and ended with a steep descent. My knees and Grace's foot were registering their protests by then. As we made good time in the hike, we were able to take the descent slowly.
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  • Day7

    Last night in Riomaggiore

    July 29, 2017 in Italy ⋅

    Could definitely spend another week in Cinque Terre. Tomorrow we travel to Nice, but I thought about switching our train schedule so we could get another hike in in the morning.

    We putzed around a bit in the morning (after more cafe and cornettos), and ended up at the beach as the ferry was closed due to rough seas. Swam a bit, tanned, and rescued a little girl from the riptide, sustaining some minor injuries in the process. Italy has inflicted its fair share of minor injuries on both of us. Each time we went to the beach, we were highly amused watching people attempt to get in and out of the water on the rocky beach, including a fairly comical failure by a girl in a Badgers hat.

    We took the train over to Monterosso and rented a double kayak, and miraculously avoided sunburn during the sun's peak overv the sea. After burning off the wine from last night via heavy paddling, we made it over to Manarola to have a feast of seafood. I like to think I rocked the bib with style, but you be the judge.

    From there, headed back to Riomaggiore, and had a good laugh at some of the other people's waiting for the train panicking that they wouldn't get up in time for the train that blew through the station going 110km/hr. Laura is still in tears thinking about it.
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  • Day6

    Dinner in Riomaggiore

    July 28, 2017 in Italy ⋅

    Ate dinner at a little restaurant right by the water. The food was fresh, clean, and yummy. A couple men played live music on a nearby balcony, and we enjoyed people-watching as we dined.

    After dinner we walked down to sit on the rocks and do some star gazing. After watching some kids jump in and swim, I felt the need to do the same, and stripped down and dove in for a midnight swim. The water is great!Read more

  • Day9

    Den 7

    May 5, 2018 in Italy ⋅

    Druhy den vyletov do Chinque Terre. Dnes mame v plane zaviest sa vlacikom az do piatej dedinky Monterosso odkial prejdeme stezkou po utesoch do Vernazza, tam sa obcerstvime a vlacikom este do Riomaggiore. Ale najprv sme museli ist pohladat dazdnik. Vcera vecer sme ho po poslednom pohari prosecca a semifrede zabudli u zmrlinara. Po prichode do Monterossa sme si hned nasli bar s cerstvym croasantom a espressom. M bol este hladny, tak hladal dalej a nasiel cerstve focaccie ( čítaj fokáče), kolac oblozeny ako pizza ale na hrubsom kysnutom ceste. Vybaveni na cestu sme sa pohli smerom na Vernazza. Paradna tura s krasnymi vyhladmi na more a utesene dedinky. Po 4km vo Vernazzi sme si dali coffe a obcerstvenie. Bolo fakt horuco. V Riomaggiore sme presmejdili ulicky, nachytali troska bronzu a spet do La Spezia pripravit sa na veceru. Zazitok v La Nuova Spezia dei Fratelli Lisi ( stal zato. Domace spagetti s homarom, musle, vyprazane potvorky.Read more

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Riomaggiore, リオマッジョーレ, Rimazò

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