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... gear, each carrying two very-pointed sticks, tour groups of Chinese and Germans and backpackers of all nationalities covered in tattoos and with, as Bob commented, jewelry in every orifice. The train is even more crowded-with pickpockets added to the mix.
Manarola, smaller than Riomaggiore, seems even more crowded. We are carried along up and and down the hills by the masses of tourists. At two PM, there is not a single seat in any of the numerous over-priced ...
... stairs just to reach the town. Once there, we ambled about and were again stunned by how beautiful these towns are.
We were quickly on our way towards Vernazza, taking the coastal hiking route. I have to admit, the route was tougher than we expected given how touristy the area is, but the upside of this was that the paths were devoid of tour groups and cruise ship passengers.
The hike was stunningly picturesque. The landscape is a blend of man made and natural ...
... a lot of the shops were closed. One shop owner asked us why we were there in January instead of in April or May when more people would be there. I actually enjoyed having the villages to our ourselves, instead of having to share it with other tourist. I also had gelato for the first and it was delicious!
The towns have a lot of hills and they gave me a great workout. We did so much that I ...
... The high speed to Florence was easy, but the slow train to La Spezia, was funnily enough, much slower. When we transferred onto the local trains we had no idea of the order of the towns as they come up along the track, and unfortunately for us our stop was the very first one, meaning we didn't see the stop name until the train was moving again. The train powered on and didn’t stop until the 5th town, we jumped off and caught one back the other ...
... walk back towards the old town brought us to our hotel, where we packed up our belongings (Limoncino-less, sadly), set our alarms, and slept the sleep of the truly exhausted.
Tomorrow: Venice! But first, sleep. Wonderful sleep.
Lessons learned today:
- I don't care how fresh it is, I'm still not eating a sardine.
- La Spezia was heavily bombed in WWII, and in the reconstruction era, the city decided to build ...