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Stories and Tips Cinque Terre

Into Tuscany: A Most Romantic Roundabout

Written by Chrystyna on 21 Sep, 2000

Oh, boy! Tuscany! We, of course, did not want to take the highway through to San Gimignano and therefore opted to take the little yellow roads outlined in our map... country roads. We were headed from five peaceful days of knowing pretty much where…Read More


Village 5 -- our favorite.

Written by Chrystyna on 21 Sep, 2000

From the moment we stepped out of the gallery of Via del Amore, Village 5 proved to be a real discovery for us. Oliver had just stopped to get some cash out of the bank machine when a man approached me offering a room. It…Read More


Village 3 -- Now, we're falling in love.

Written by Chrystyna on 21 Sep, 2000

The road to Village 3 was less steep than the one between Village 1 and Village 2, but nonetheless a challenging and sweaty climb. We broke out of Village 2 after five again and took the two hour trail to Village 3. We were still…Read More


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Walk from Monterosso to Vernazza

Written by Travword on 11 Sep, 2000

Monterosso dates back to around the first decades of the year 1000; Vernazza, its nearest neighbour to the south, dates back to the same period. Between the two is a coastal walk along and over some rugged terrain. The walk takes around two hours, or…Read More


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Riomaggiore

Written by dslamb on 12 Dec, 2001

It is the last stop on the train from Monterosso. Another beautiful town, but haven't I already said that. I nice town to stay in. A decent nightlife. A good place to watch the sunset. The quickest way to the center is…Read More


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Manarolla

Written by dslamb on 12 Dec, 2001

Manarolla is my favorite town in all of Cinqueterre. Don't forget your goggles, there is excellent swiming here! It is the fourth stop on the train from Monterosso. The trail from Riomaggiore comes above the train station and down some steps. Either way…Read More


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Vernazza

Written by dslamb on 12 Dec, 2001

Vernazza is either the second town or the fourth town depending on how you look at it. A beautiful colorful town with a decent sand beach. It's not a bad place to do a hike (medium to difficult) to Corniglia. Take the train there…Read More


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Hiking

Written by dslamb on 09 Dec, 2001

If you've heard anything about Cinqueterre, then you've probably heard about the hiking there. You can hike from town to town on all five towns! It is great fun, and very beautiful. It is, however, not for the faint of heart. These are…Read More


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Monterosso

Written by dslamb on 09 Dec, 2001

Probably the most touristic of the five towns. Not that that takes away from the beauty of the area. Filled with people, beaches, stores, and restaurants (not to mention the ever handy atm machines), it's a good starting point. If you come by train…Read More


A Memory of Manarola

Written by kimca on 22 Feb, 2001

It was faintly turning to night, the sun was slowly slipping lower into the sky. I was sitting out on our the small balcony enjoying the view and the coolness after a day out walking in the hot sun. The air was pungent and…Read More


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