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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... Focaccia! They can't get it out of the ovens fast enough and I leave with two lovely big pieces, piping hot. We find a bench on the sea front to eat it, along with some of the tomatoes we've just bought in the market. Street food. The best, and relatively cheap to boot. Just around the corner from the market is The Bay of Silence, named such by Hans Christian Anderson who seems to have spent some time here. Next morning we rise early to catch the train to the Cinqueterres to do our ...
... matters when the sign to Manarola was hidden behind a vine and so we spent about 30mins wandering around the small village of Volastra searching for our path. There was no alternative trail between the 4th and 5th towns (Manarola-Riomaggiore) though so our only option was to catch the local train. After hiking further and climbing more than the full normal Cinque Terre route that you can normally follow, after our detour, we were more than happy to sit on the train for ...
... and Talia didn't even empty the dishwasher - welcome to my world!
I had already called Mum for Mother's Day which was nice - Happy Mother's Day Mum! xx
Riomaggiore is a large town. It is very steep and those living here would have to walk up a lot of stairs to get to their houses. This could be a problem if you booked to stay here too. We found a quiet spot to sit in the sun and take in the magical views.
... Unfortunately by the time we reached them the weather had turned and it was raining but you could still the charm of these villages with their main streets leading down to small harbours, narrow passages and steps going off up the hillsides. I’ll let the pictures explain.
Tomorrow we leave for 6 nights in Florence.
Now a bit for you petrol heads out ...
... multiple pictures and billboards with information about Cinque Terre. Amongst all 5 towns of Cinque Terre, I think that Manarola may be my second favorite to the town I was staying in, Monterosso. Riomaggiore was a little crowded, Vernazza was very touristy, and Corneglia was too far from the coast, but Manarola was quaint and fit the Cinque Terre stereotype perfectly. After seeing the marina and finding a great view of Manarola from the coast, I hopped the train to the last town ...