Travel Blogs from Monterosso
... from our hotel, and got some yummy bread rolls for lunch. After lunch we took the bus to Santa Margherita, another lovely seaside resort only a few kilometres away. It's very similar to Rapallo, having beautiful gardens and parks the length of the town, between the street and the bay, but it's a bit more exclusive than Rapallo. That may be because it's closer to Portofino, which outclasses them both by quite a long way. However, they are all equally beautiful, and it's a mystery ...
... Europeans in general don't eat cereal for breakfast, there is a very small range from which to choose. And about half of those on the shelf have pieces of chocolate in them??!! Not good when one has been on a cruise and is looking forward to some "normal" eating. I really enjoyed being able to do some food preparation tonight, simple though it was. After dinner we did the Italian thing and promenaded along the waterfront. The trouble is we always fail in ...
... only way to tell if something is real leather is if you peel back the stitches a bit and find some suede, because suede is very expensive and difficult to imitate. The shop was quite expensive (probably because it was real leather) so I decided not to get anything just yet.
After the leather shop we walked to a restaurant for a traditional four course Italian dinner. Unfortunately it was in an American steakhouse! Go figure! Anyway the food was pretty good and ...
... Luckily Italy is almost the complete opposite of Perth because we were down at breakfast at 8.10 (it started at 8am) and we were the first ones there. By the time we were starting the Cinque Terre trail it was almost 9.30am (we took time to pack our hiking lunches and first aid kit etc. before we left). We didn't see heaps of people on the trails or in the towns until a little while later in the day, most probably sleeping off their limoncello and pasta from ...
... vague direction. So instead I settled on another boat, a red fibreglass one with it's belly sitting on the shingle, cantered to one side. I laid myself down on the longitudinal bench seat with my big backpack stuffed underneath, using the rucksack as a pillow. The blinding rays from the floodlight couldn't quite make it into the boat, but just sitting up slightly would put me easily in sight, like a soldier in World War I sticking his head out above the trench. I could hear one of ...
Other places to stay in Monterosso
Via Roma, 72, Monterosso | 4 star hotelfrom $170
- Great Hotel and stayed there by accident
- Loved this hotel
- Beautiful, clean and brand new
via Corone, 1, Monterosso | 4 star hotelfrom $217
- This Hotel Averages to 4 Stars
- Attractive Hotel, Terrible Room
- Best choice in Cinque Terre
Via Fegina 4, Monterosso | 3 star hotel
- Second Thoughts
- A small hotel with a big view and friendly care
- Warm, hospitable and superbly located
Via Roma 109 , Monterosso | Hotelfrom $170
- Great Little Hotel!
- A Gem of A Hotel
- Great, but "No View" means NO view!
Lungomare Fegina 98, Monterosso | 2 star hotelfrom $190
- Monterosso magic
- Felt like family
- Pleasant stay in La Spaggia
Via Buranco 40, Monterosso | 3 star hotelfrom $158
- Loved Albergo Marina
- Albergo Marina is the place to stay in Cinque Terre!
- Satisfied with Hotel Marina
Via Zuecca 6, Monterosso | Hotel
- Wunderbares Personal
- A real Gem! Best Hotel experience in Italy!
Via Molinelli, 35, Monterosso | 3 star hotelfrom $158
- Great hotel
- Wonderful experience at the Punta Mesco!
- Excellent Value
Via Fegina 88, Monterosso | Hotelfrom $184
- Can't beat the location and price
- Fabulous Views
- In one word, fantastic
Via IV Novembre, 23, Monterosso | Hotelfrom $196
Via IV Novembre, 21 , Monterosso | 3 star hotelfrom $172
Loc Minali , Monterosso | Hotelfrom $165
Via 4 Novembre 18, Monterosso | 4 star hotelfrom $168
via Molinelli, 16, Monterosso | 3 star hotelfrom $182
- Great Experience
- Highlight of our trip
Via Buranco, 36 , Monterosso | Hotelfrom $161
Loc. Colle di Gritta, Monterosso | Hotelfrom $149