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I am visiting Cinque Terre on the advice from my daughter, Shauna. Getting from Catania to La Spezia was a no brainer. Bus was 65 euro and takes 12 hours. Train was 70 euro and takes 9 hours. Flying is 79 euros and takes 1.5 hours. So flying it is.
The flight takes me to Pisa, then a short 1 hour train ride to La Spezia.
My host for the week has offered to pick me up from the train station. The apartment is a short drive out town, in a nice ...
... reach by road which is very twisty and takes ages..
The houses on the waterfront were originally built in the 12th century and at that time they all looked straight onto the water. In Napolean's time a waterfront was built. The main access to the town off the square is via an old city gate and along a narrow road lined with shops and houses. The shops are very nice, selling all the regional ...
... too many amorous public displays of affection on this trip. Particularly in Italy. The one we witness outside the train station at La Spezia takes the cake. We all hold our breath until we are out of ear shot and burst out laughing.
Our host Guido meets us and shows us his fabulous apartment. There is a loft which excites the kids. We climb into bed.
Clint and I catch up on the news from Paris. suddenly our 'bad' afternoon didn't rate. Our hearts are heavy.
... travel. It wasn't too bad though as our Eurail passes allowed us to sit in 1st class and we were able to watch the TV show 'Breaking Bad' on Kev's laptop in comfort. We really enjoyed our mini break in Italy as we were pleasantly surprised by Milan and the Cinque Terre definitely lived up to all expectations. We would thoroughly recommend the Cinque Terre to anyone looking for a bit of adventure to go along with the fantastic weather, great food and good wine.
Today has been delightful so far. It is my 62nd birthday and even though we are far from home and really missing our three beautiful daughters we are enjoying it. The weather has cut up rough again. The sea is very choppy and there is a weather alert. We slept in and went for breakfast at our favourite cafe and restaurant Aristide, run by a lovely Italian family. Then a walk down the street to discover the rest of Manarola. We live in the top part of the town and ...