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This morning we met our guide - Heidi - who was German married to an Italian. We discussed our options and decided to boat around to the most southern Cinque Terre town then come back by train with a couple of stops. We walked to the old town of Monterosso and heard about the terrible floods a few years ago and saw some of the rebuilding. The town is over a river and they had to rethink about how they accessed the river ...
... a setback when our airline lost our bags, but I am learning that I don't need much to survive. We are coming on a week without luggage, but the memories we are making are going to be much more important than anything I could pack in a suitcase.
Dubrovnik, Croatia is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The ancient walled city is alive with history and has some of the most breath-taking views I have ever seen. (Not ...
... and much much shorter, and I think the downwards journey was longer - though the ground on the descent was a bit more treacherous. The sky was threatening rain all day but luckily for us it waited until we were safely at Manarola. I would not like to be caught up the top when a storm hits - there is no shelter, and coming down is scary enough when its dry!
Manarola is my favourite town for the 5. I would recommend ...
... a multitude of steps to actually reach the town from the train station. They do have buses, but we don't recommend staying here. The town was quite and nice, we poked around a bit but didn't stay long. We were very tired!
We made our way back to Rio on the train, got some take away fried seafood and sat on the harbour overlooking the waves and the sunset (questionable sunset due to the clouds) and retired early for wine and movies.
We spent our final morning in Florence visiting Ufizzi. We were very careful to make sure we got their nice and early (around 20mins before opening) and still we waited over an hour before being let in. Buying your ticket in advance is a huge benefit here, but costs 4euro extra each. We wondered whether just coming in the afternoon is the better idea, as all the tourists seemed to plan for the early start. Ufizzi is one of the most important art galleries (houses one of the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free parking