Albergo La Marina
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Decided today me and Jess would walk the Cinque Terre track from Monterosso to Venazza. We caught the train in, got some supplies of water and food and did the trail. It's about 3.6km and takes in some breathtaking views. We started at about 11 am and started hiking up some steep hillsides and wine terraces. Half way up a steep climb I could here some saxophone music and on top of that hill there was a local old fella playing his Sax. ...
... dinner in which we learnt that the quantities for 2 people are about 1/5th of what we got - but doesn't matter when you can wash it down with loads of smashing local Chianti Classico. The following day we had decided to venture south into the hills; yes 'those hills', the hills that look like every postcard, poster of film you have ever seen and associated with Tuscany and vineyards; and it was endless. Lunch in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, Greve, then ...
... but dispensing free chilled San Pelegrino sparkling mineral water.... What a life-saver!We really enjoyed Expo, but, as already mentioned, it was just too damned hot! And so, we chose not to return, even though we'd only seen maybe 15-20% of the huge site, but as is typical of these Expos you also spend 15-40 mins queued in the searing sun, often without any shade just to get in.....so that you can recuperate in the air-cond pavilion, just enough to go out and do it ...
... the privilege
of using the track so first stop was the tourist information centre. The
miserable old boot working that day had clearly forgotten that her role was to
be ever patient with the onslaught of tourists coming in to her office to ask
stupid questions. She tried to sell us a ticket that involved catching buses
and trains within the national park. After she finally deemed to listen to what
... to take the easy way via train. I have to say I was a little underwhelmed by Monterosso, maybe the haze had something to do with it.
We decided to take the train to our next stop of Corniglia. We arrived and jumped on the local bus for the drive up the hill, glad we didn't have to walk it. Got to the top and had a wander around, took some pics and decided to stop for a quick lunch and wine, as one does in Italy at lunchtime. Again, average fare although the local Tuscan ...