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... us at the front desk. Like I said,....she's a sweetheart. Today is simply gorgeous outside,....a beautiful, cool, crisp fall day. We walked and walked and walked the streets of the old city, remembering 'special' places, and memories. I was always on the lookout for Yeseppii. Yeseppi was the older gentleman that befriended me back in 2010 also. He doesn't speak a word of English,....and of course, my Italian is 'poco poco', so ...
The drive took us through small villages and through a beautiful valley surrounded by huge mountains confirming our love of the scenery in this part of the world.
We arrived at the city wall with a stream running around it and ventured in to find the round centre which is the focal point of the town...could we find it? Like hell we could!
... This track was so different to the other one we did, it was beautiful and tropical. We came across some of the tracks that
were destroyed from the landslide and also saw a house that was ripped in half. When we walked through the town of Vernazza we could see people repairing buildings, they have made a lot of progress since the landslide.
When we got back to Monterosso the sun was out and people were out on the beach, we grabbed a few cold ones and sat in the ...
... you have to buy your entrance ticket costing 5 Euro. The full walk is 12km long and links all the 5 villages together, the first stage (25 mins walk) is called Via d'Amore- Lovers Walkway, which was overcrowded but lined with cute small locks and chains and pieces of colourful string tied into hearts or spelling out the initials of lovers!! Aww! It was a fabulous short walkway but just a bit full of tourists for us!
The second leg ...
... town so we had to search for somewhere to buy a ticket but most shops were closed becasue it was a sunday. but we finally found one and managed to get a bus back. then we had to get another train to bologna and then to venice. we had a one hour break in bologna between trains and we had to find a way to book accomodation in venice. eventually we found some internet and booked a hotel. then back on the train for another 2 ...