Cinque Terre Travel Blog› entry 6 of 13 › view all entries
October 21st, 2007 – by: kezza82
The next day I got up to do the walk between the five towns. It was absolutely spectacular, with gorgeous coastal scenery around every turn. Each town is a mass of colours and it makes you wonder how the towns have survived all these years ago, given they seem to sit perilously on the edge of the cliffs. I had carried my bathers in my bag for the whole 10km journey, but unfortunately by the time I reached the final town, it was too cold to swim. Not too cold for a gelati though! I took a train back to Riomaggiore and spent the night eating and drinking with Tom and Emma.
I made the journey out to a coastal town called Camogli on my third day. This place had been recommended by the people I'd stayed with in Switzerland. It was absolutely lovely, but wouldn't you know it - the weather was perfect, but today I forgot my bathers! Oh well, a paddle was just fine. I did another walk (from the last town in Cinque Terre, Monterosso) on my way back. Got to see a lovely sunset and then returned back for more yummy food and drinks. This time with Emma and Brett (who I'd also met previously - on a walking tour in Florence. What a small world!)
My final day in Cinque Terre was quite miserable, but I did make one final effort to see a few sights - by visiting one of the 5 towns, Vernazza. The night was capped off with more cheese, olives, bruschetta and wine. We had another roomie, an Italian girl with us this night. She cooked up a storm (with half a cabbage!) and we absolutely loved it! Those Italians sure know how to cook! I was sad to say goodbye to Cinque Terre, but a traveller must move on...
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