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Travel Blogs from Forte Dei Marmi
Again we had a bit of a lie in, Cinque Terre feels very relaxed! And our legs were exhausted from the previous day... But today we planned to make the hike from Riomaggiore to Manarola along a back track (because the coastline was closed due to the landslide). Many other people had this idea so we were not short of company. This walk was not so bad as yesterday's. While the initial part was all up to reach the top of the mountain, it ...
... that off my bucket list. We had a nice glass of wine and they drove us back to the hostel!! It was such a nice day. I had a delicious vegetarian stirfry with tofu and it was amazing! The next day we just hung around Pisa! We went for a croissant and a coffee outside and people watched! Than we went inside some shops, walked around, and just had a relaxing day! We grabbed some pizza to go and ate it in front of the leaning tower which was ...
July 9th – Wednesday
We got to sleep in a bit and Barbara was very kind to make us breakfast and take us to the airport
We made it through the very crowded ryanair check in lines and security with about 20 min to spare
We arrived safely after a fairly quick filght to Pisa, Italy where we visited an internet café for food/web
Our next quest was to find a recommended restaurant
Il Fortino , in the main square.
After skirting a very busy market and despite the now heavy rain we were fortunate in finding it.
The result was a lovely lunch at this restaurant specialising in seafood which was full and obviously a favourite of the locals!
We then headed off to Pietrasanta, an attractive small town just inland from the coast ...
... Andes paths: trail running taken to the extreme.
The design and engineering of the small marinas was amazing. Each town had one and the boats were all out of the water covered in tarps against the rain. One fisherman told me that they started going out fishing in late March early April. There were steep boat ramps with winch systems it looked like and even a crane which lowered boats from high on ...