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Cinque Terre
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Country: Italy
Region: Liguria Coast
Cost: Just the cost of transport and accomodation.
Date: 17th January 2003
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Location: On the coast East of Genoa. Nearest main train station is La Spezia.

Cinque Terre means 5 lands. Five ancient and isolated villages cling to a steep hillside and are linked by a walking track. While CT has recently been discovered by mass tourism and is soon to achieve World Heritage status, it is still a wonderful place to visit. Tourism is fast becoming the main industry but the hillsides are still covered in vineyards and olive groves. Take the train from La Spezia to Riomaggiore and walk along the coast to Monterosso Al Mare. Allow a full day or better still stay a night at one of the picturesque coastal villages on the way. Catch one of the regular ferries back along the coast to Porto Venere where there is a bus service back to La Spezia.

Posted by: darragh - email[at]darraghsmyth dot net
Date: Monday, 29th April 2002 12:47 PM
I've been to the Cinqueterre lots of times and I'd really recommend people to bring their swimming trunks when they walk between the towns. There are some amazing swimming spots along this coastline, usually just outside the towns along the way. Some spots are beaches, others are rocky coves and others are rocky little headlands. So there is definitely something for everyone who loves swimming in the sea.
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Date: Thursday, 16th January 2003 05:21 PM
Must be done if you're anywhere near the area. We arrived in the afternoon and stayed at Riomaggiore (double 30 euro in dec 02), got up next day and did the walk which takes about 5 hours (if you spread it out you get the sunset over the final village) and then caught train back to Riomaggiore for the night. Absolutely beautiful!!
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