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... Lucca and as far as Rome. It was a very good informative pamphlet they had purposely made for tourists. We were chuffed to be so close and have the options on our door step. No sooner had we parked and set ourselves up we was on our way to see the tower. To my surprise the tower was actually smaller than I had imagined but it proved to be a very big attraction with the amount of visitors that had also come to see it. A lot of the tourists all stood posing for photo's with ...
... on RAI, the Italian equivalent of the BBC.
So while in The UK you have to put up with the jug eared crisp seller and his golf chums on the BBC, we have Paola carrying a torch for all Italian women, and doing rather a good job too actually. Of course, let's not get carried away, this is still Italy, and so it's the law that she has to look sexy, show some cleavage and we're sure her hemline gets higher every day, (it's currently 2" above the knee, ...
We headed to the train station and found out we couldn't use our credit card in the ticket machines (it wanted a PIN number). So we bought 3 tickets to Riomaggiore at the counter. There was about 20 minutes until the next train, so P and I decided to amp up and had an espresso and a marocchino, respectively, at the train station bar. Then, we hopped on the train.
Arriving in Riomaggiore, we took ...
... real tourist crowds blocking the scenery, etc. Also there are more bicycles than cars--and the cars are mostly parked out of town. People rent bicycles from the standard one seaters to the bicycle carriages that seat four or more. I wish I had had more energy and it had not been so hot as I may have rented one of those carriages with the German group or something. But I really enjoyed being off on my own anyway.
We arrived in Lucca, which is 30 minutes away ...
... Without noticing, we all stopped in our tracks to admire the beauty. Chinque Terre is italian for 5 lands, or 5 cities. It is indeed made up of 5 small costal towns which you can hike between. We had every intention of hiking from town to town. We began in Monterroso, the biggest and most touristy of the towns. The information desk informed us that hiking was closed because the towns had suffered a terrible mudslide during the fall, ...
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