Grand Hotel Villa Balbi
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... other towns. It is quite a quaint seaside village with gorgeous laneways and alleys and old buildings and of course the gorgeous Med as its coast.
We decided to go for a walk as the manager of the park told us it is only 2km to the coast from the park we are staying at, sure too easy this walk is................if you take the right way. We must have walked for over an hour before we finally came out on the coast and probably a good kilometre from where we should have come out ...
... to the town.
This morning we caught the train to Firenze (Florence) via Pisa. Cinque Terre was every bit as wonderful and even more as I remembered it. They say, you always leave a little part of you when you travel, and I have definitely left part of me on the Ligurian Coast. I didn’t get to see half of what I planned, there are still monasteries and vineyards in the hills to explore, Manarola ...
... made jokes about pickpockets. They immediately cancelled their card within 15 minutes and they had tried to book up 2,900 euros worth of electronics which was rejected. We got off the train in Pisa to change trains for La Spezia. A lovely Italian boy with his grandmother helped us with the lift and told us where to go. We didn't have time to buy lunch so found the platform and boarded the train again. It wasn't too busy which was good. I went to find ...
After our first day in Cinque Terre pretty much wiped us out. After the hours of hiking and the exploring the towns we wanted to take any easy day enjoying the last 2 Terre. However, our relaxing day was off to a rough start as we board the wrong train...then boarded the right train but got off on the wrong stop... So the first part of the day we spent annoyed with the trains and each other. Learning lesson from that ...
... ages at Monterosso del Mare for ages and then almost missed our stop. Came back to hotel after brief stop for a cup of tea. Ad a bath etc and went to Cantina Polpino for dinner. We had Minestrone Genovese (it was green!) followed by spaghetti with mussels and clams which was also green and a bit salty. Again, we were pressed upon to have a digestif drink at no cost - quite amazing :)) We left and got gelato before winding our weary way back to hotel and ...