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  • 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

  • Day4

    Vernazza

    July 1, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    ist unser dritter Stop in der Cinque Terre. Das Mittag hatten wir uns verdient. In jedes der Dörfchen mussten wir laufen, bergauf und bergab und es war heiß 🌞🌞🌞 Danach wieder ab ins kühle Nass.

    Die restlichen Dörfer schaffen wir nicht, nach einem weiteren copa vino bianco und ein leckeres Tiramisu geht es zurück nach La Spezia zur AIDAnova.Read more

  • Day7

    Walking the Cinque Terre trail

    August 23, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We head off in our gym gear at 11.30am to find the start of the Cinque Terre trail.
    I am so pumped for this.

    Through the tunnel up the hill and off from Monterosso we go.

    Except,

    Athena stops at some steep downward steps.
    She tells me she can't do it.
    She is afraid of heights.

    (As this is not the first time Athena has pulled out at the last minute on me, due to her fear, whilst adventuring, I say ok I will see you at the hotel. and I simply turn around and just keep walking)

    I did look back to check if she made it down the steps. And sure enough she had. I walk back and ask are you coming then, she says yes.

    Off we go, I am so excited, the first part is very steep, lots of steps, straight up. A good glutes workout.

    However, our adventure turned out to be very slow going.

    So what is mean't to be a 1.5 hour trek turned out for us to be a 4. 5 hour trek.

    That woman was a mess. Shaking. She clung to the rock walls and the shrubbery like her life depended on it.

    In the end she clung to my hand or arm or top whenever the skinny path became open. She never once looked out at the glorious view.

    I did just wanted to walk freely, but was not allowed to just leave her stranded.

    The track was beautiful. Very steep with stone steps along the way. Thin pathways, enough for one person to get through.

    People were walking dogs, one lady had her baby strapped to her back. The walk was easy once you got up higher. The ocean to our right heading to Vernazza would pop out you.
    I'd say 'wow Athena, look at that' but no dice.

    As we went so slowly, I never even broke a sweat.

    We walked through vineyards, between rock walls, over bridges with waterfalls.
    A cat sanctuary sits in the middle for homeless cats. I was sad here.

    4 hours walking a difficult trail in the heat, whilst 'pulling' someone along whom is scared to death, now that deserves a bourban at the end.

    Many hikers passed us. and we would ask how much further. They would tell us 30 mins, which for us translated to 2hrs.

    Honestly, with Athena wearing dark sunnies, it looked like I was leading a blind person over the trail.

    After much trial. We hear the noise of people from the town.

    And the view of Vernazza, is before us.
    HELLO VERNAZZA!!! You beautiful thing xx

    I would walk this trail again, anytime. Even with Athena xx
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  • Day5

    5 terre Lovestory II

    August 30, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Vernazza: bestimmt schön da... wir waren nur so clever ganz hinten im Zug einzusteigen weil da weniger los war und wir dadurch dass der hintere Zugteil sich noch im Tunnel befand nicht checkten, dass wir schon da waren und einfach vorbei fuhren.

  • Day5

    5 terre Lovestory I

    August 30, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Monterosso: Touristen Touristen Touristen ... zerstören die wunderschöne Landschaft und das nette Dörfchen und machen es zu einem Menschenüberlaufenem Ort, welches den Reiz verliert besucht zu werden... leider

  • Day34

    Cinque Terre: Hiking trail

    September 29, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    There are shorter walks between each village of the Cinque Terre, but only two of them are currently open. [Craig was joking that the 2 hour lunch break from 1pm-3pm played havoc with the maintenance people's ability to get to the bits that needed maintenance before they turned around to go back again for their lunch break.]

    There was a lot of UP, and then thankfully some DOWN to get to Corniglia. I did catch snippets from Kate along the lines of "I am not built for this!" and "This is the best 'down' EVER!". The views were spectacular along the way, so a 1.5 hours well spent. Amazingly, no sore muscles the next day, but I guess one thing we have done on this holiday is a lot of walking. We are conditioned (beneath the layer of wine-, gelati- and pasta-induced adipose tissue).
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  • Day23

    Vernazza, Cinque Terre

    September 21, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Today we decided to visit one of the other fishing villages before returning to Monterosso al Mare for another day of relaxing on the beach. A bit of research showed that Vernazza was one of the prettiest and most photographed of the five villages, especially around sunrise.

    So after an early rise we caught the train to Vernazza and started the hike up to the best vantage point to capture the colourful buildings surrounding the small marina. Only thing we didn’t account for was the position of the marina in comparison to the sun rising behind the mountain, stopping the sunrise from lighting the marina for some time.

    Because we were there so early it was nice to walk the empty streets before the crowds descended for the day. It is a town filled with history. The first records recognizing Vernazza as a fortified town date to 1080. It was a likely point of departure for naval forces in defence of pirates.

    In 1997, the Cinque Terre was recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and in 1999 the National Park of the Cinque Terre was created. Today the main source of revenue for Vernazza is tourism. However, as a testimony to the strength of centuries-old tradition, fishing, wine and olive oil production still continue.

    On 25 October 2011, Vernazza was struck by torrential rains, massive flooding, and mudslides affecting not only Cinque Terre, but the surrounding province of Lunigiana. The flood left the town buried in over 4 metres of mud and debris (submerging even the train station in mud), causing over 100 million euro worth of damage. The town was evacuated and remained in a state of emergency for many months.

    After taking the odd photos or two (code for many) we decided we weren’t going to wait around for the full sun as our beach chairs were calling us from Monterosso al Mare. Vernazza is a lovely town and one I would love to visit and photograph again.
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Vernazza, ヴェルナッツァ, Vernassa

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