Travel Blogs from Rapallo
... 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 ...
... on tap. They were around 3 euros, if I remember right, and then she would give money back if we brought the bottle back. In the end, I think it was less than 2 euros for the wine and it was pretty good for a young wine!
We also stopped for gelato of course.
Some advice for anyone going to Cinque Terre. Think about stopping here instead. It is less expensive to stay ...
... of the 5 villages that is not besides the sea; instead it is on a mountain ridge overlooking the water. The path from the railway station consists of 365 steps but wasn’t as arduous as we’d feared as the steps were gradual allowing an ascent to the village which was not too difficult. The village itself was very characterful and beautiful. It wasn’t totally overrun with visitors and we lingered to take photos of the town and ...
... did what any devoted husband would do, I told them we would take the shuttle and I made it look like I wanted to. I was more than ready for that steep, uneven terrain, 1.5 km hike in 85 degree, not a drop of shade anywhere kind of weather .. but I would not leave my wife. I just wouldn't do it. So we took the air conditioned shuttle with a few other Americans and a family from Sydney. The Aussie said, "We're on holiday yeah, We're not ...
... the trail. It seemed quite a few were hiking down to the "nude for now beach", which looked like a long hike down. The hike we did was just over 2 miles to Corniglia and it took us 1 hour and 20 minutes to get there. We wished we had counted the number of steps up. I'm sure it was more than the 551 to the top of St. Peter’s!
In Corniglia we saw a little monorail “train” that two people were riding up into the ...
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