Grand Hotel Portovenere
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- High-speed internet in room
- Room service
- Reduced mobility rooms
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We were up this morning to head out to Cinque Terre on the west side of Italy on the Mediterranean Sea. We hooked up for our private tour with a francesco again for our 2 1/2 hour drive over there. The drive was decent and we had some good conversation and once we arrived the place was beautiful and so was the day I'm very happy for our day because it really hit the button for Elizabeth. There are five tones but we could only go see ...
... against the rocks. Everything is very wet from the rain but we managed to head up the many stairs into the main street. There is not much to see and in fact, after seeing the Amalfi coast, we were a little disappointed. Took a couple of photos as a record we were here and then headed back to wait for the next boat to take us onto the next town. The boat could not stop at the actual next town Manarola today as the swell was to ...
... and the water. After settling in, we followed the walking tour of the town from our guidebook, which took us much higher up the mountains than anticipated! But we enjoyed some great views. We visited an old convent and a ruined castle at the top of town before heading back for some dinner. We decided to check out La Cantina di Miky, which serves specialties from the region (Liguria). We sat outside and enjoyed the views of ...
The quaint village of Vernazza - Surfing the Wall!!
Climbing the Rock of Monterossa al Mare - Joel (a prelude to cliff-diving!)
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We took the train to Monterossa al Mare, the most northern town of the Cinque Terra. It's big & crowded and not really our thing. We rented a few lounge chairs were the guys hung out and swam while John & I explored. We walked south were we heard ...
... to use the train to move from village to village. We chose to take the train from Monterosso to Riomaggiore, the southernmost village, and then to hike back through each of the villages (total distance about 7 miles).
Riomaggiore, dates from the early thirteenth century, is known for its historic character and its wine, produced by the town's vineyards. It is a fishing village with a ...