Cinque Terre

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nadiafrench nadiafre…
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Monterosso - Levanto hike trail Apr 25, 2013
Monterosso is one of the villages of the famous 'Five lands', which unfortunately had all their 'passegiate' closed when I was there in April. If you are going there please check, whether you can make your way from one villagio to the next on foot, otherwise you're just stuck.

In Monterosso they have a spectacular trail up to St. Antonio peak and further to the town Levanto on the other side of the hill. It is a challenging hike but you get rewarded with a 180' breathtaking sea panorama at the top of the climb.

It took me 2 hours but it would generally require 3-4. Make sure you have water, sun block and suitable footwear. Enjoy!

(To get to Monterosso, take a train from Genoa P.Principe or Brignole, 6.80 euro single)
The view from St. Antonio peak
On the way to Levanto
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cyn_cyn cyn_cyn
3 reviews
Cinque Terre Jul 23, 2011
Cinque Terre was my favorite destination while visiting Italy. Each town has it's own special charm and I wish I had more time to spend in each one. I ended up staying in Monterosso al Mare for 3 days. It is the only one with sand beaches and felt the most resort like. But I took the train back to Riomaggiore and hiked from village to village.

A walking trail, known as Sentiero Azzurro ("Light Blue Trail"), connects the five villages. This was a good way to visit each town and see the coastline. I only had time to spend one day hiking and visiting the other 4 villages, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, and Vernazza. But next time I visit, I want to spend a night at least in each village.

There are many hotels, hostels, B&Bs. You can even just show up in a town and ask the locals where there are available rooms to rent. Food and wine are inexpensive and delicious here. Especially the seafood!
salsadancer713713 salsadan…
4 reviews
Cinque Terre, other lovely places close by Oct 10, 2011
Although Cinque Terre is very overcrowded, the trains are full and late, it is very beautiful. Also close by, you should go to Portovenere, 30 mins nice bus trip, not crowded, from La Spezia. Swimming, cafes, nice little shops and an amazing grotto. Also an old church, small. Lerici is another trip, has a huge market on Saturdays and a lovely non crowded beach. There are lots of other coastal areas to see, so don't limit yourself to 5Terre, see the rest, not croded and beautiful
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