Locanda del Sole
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was quite dark this morning thanks to all of the cloud so we woke
later than normal and didn't get down to breakfast until 9.30am.
Darren was quite pleased that all of his washing from the previous
evening had dried but had left lots of condensation on the windows.
morning we had a very good breakfast, which included actual toast as
well as the toasted muesli we had grown quite fond of in Florence and
cappuccinos made by Enrico. We arrived at the Cinque Terre national
park information office not long after its opening time of 9.45 ( …
... 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 ...
... missed several important pieces, but it is a very large gallery so you could easily spend hours in here if you were so inclined. I think we spent more like 90mins.
Then we returned to the markets for some delicious mid-morning snacks and bought some supplies for our train journey to Cinque Terre. I could easily spend half a day here, looking at all the foods and all the shops outside (except for the harrassment of the stall owners...). I was now time to ...
... a bridge, through a tunnel, over another bridge and then you will see the path on your right. Too easy!
The morning heat is comfortable but we are certain we are in for another very hot day.
There really wasn’t a footpath along the road and a very small path along the bridge where Peter skinned his arm. Check out the picture – he has left his DNA in Liguria OUCH!
Luckily I packed some tea tree ...