Hotel La Giada del Mesco
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... by trails, rail, and boat. Cinque Terre is now a major tourist stop for people who like to hike and it is traditional to walk from one end to the other. However, this will not be possible for us as the southern end of the trails were washed out in storms a few years ago and have yet to be rebuilt. We are having
a completely different experience here in Levanto is a beautiful Italian village with
... but Damon was a champ and pushed through. Weather was cold and damp...which I guess is the best way to test the warmth of our sleeping bag and waterproof tent. Campsite was a 10 minute walk to the cute town of Levanto and 5 minutes to the train that takes your to Cinque Terre. A 3 night stay seemed fitting and give us enough time to explore the 5 towns.
... I couldn't find any familiar towns to orientate us. Eventually I realized that we were half way to Bologna and we pulled off at a truckie stop where I ordered two double strength expresso, and bought a detailed map, before I broke it to Glenn as to our exact location. It was another hair raising drive back down the A1 to try to find the turn we should have taken. Suffice to say that a 1:45h trip took 4h. We took the ...
... regret about 4:00 p.m. and began the long way to PortoVenere, We walked and walked, again through the lovely pine forests at first, then on the rocky craigs around the coast of the sea, way way down below us. The trail became unbelievably rough and rocky, so much so that each step required constant attention and focus. We now have a whole new admiration for the work of the Ouray Trail Group!
"Tedious" was the word we used to describe this part of the trail, ...
... and the other 3 villages, along with catching up with the sun! and some spectacular Mediterranean beaches!
Well its been a while! we spent the last few days exploring the ancient towns of Cinque Terra, rather unbelievable how some people live, perched on cliffs with paths connecting the towns. Stairs, Stairs and more Stairs!!! All up around 5 hours of brisk hiking from the first town to the last, 10km all up. We only walked two of the trails! ...