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After a two and a half hour drive on the autostrada we arrived in La Spezia and caught a train to the first village, Rio Maggiore. We were planning to take the ten minute walk along the coastal trail to the next village, Manarola, however the trail was closed due to rockslides. We didn't really want to hang in Rio Maggiore due to time constraints so we caught the next train to Monterosso, the last of ...
... Signoria which is where they had a lot of sculptures reflecting the true size of the original statues such as David, Persius holding the head of Medusa that he had just decapitated, Neptune and many more. From their we went inside the Palace or as called, the Palazzo Vecchio where we did a tour of the Dan Brown book 'Inferno" that we just happened to be reading. There was only 7 of us in our group for the English speaking guide to take us. It was great. You always hear of ...
... 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, ...
... someday I can saw I have been to 27 countries like our tour guide has.
Finally we went to Monterossa, known for its beach. As soon as we got off the hike we went straight for the beach. We saw umbrellas and people laying out everywhere, of course we picked a private beach again and had to move to the public beach. It was refreshing after hiking in the blistering heat to lay on the beach enjoying a Strawberry Daquiri :) I was loving life!
All of us ...
... Monterosso al Mare, which had suffered some damage during the flooding in 2011, but nothing that was noticable. We wandered from end to end (and I got a nice side-soaking from a rogue wave!) which took about an hour, took a rest on the beach for a few minutes and just relaxed and enjoyed our surroundings.
From Monterosso, we took the train to Vernazza, and here you can definitely see some of the damage. When you see videos and photos of the flood, ...
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