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Hiking Cinqueterre on the Italian Coast

Feel Free to ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinTumblrStumbleUponemail  Hello again from Italy! The rain finally let up around noon so I took off hiking Cinqueterre.  My first trail was between Monterosso and Vernazza.  I thought in the guidebook it said that one was the easiest and took 20 minutes.  Forty-five minutes later I was dripping in sweat climbing what felt like 800 stairs.  I was getting frustrated and got out my stupid guidebook.  Oops!  I read it wrong- that trail was the hardest and the last one was the easiest.  My bad.  At least the hard part was now out of the way.  (my leg Read More

Cinqueterre

Feel Free to ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinTumblrStumbleUponemail  After 11 hours of travelling by bus, train, and plane I made it to Monterosso al Mare, the 5th town that makes up Cinqueterre.  Cinqueterre is made up of cinque (the number 5 in Italian) and terre (land in Italian).  5 lands.  I’m in the 5th one which is the biggest and has the most to do.  However, there is not a lot going on while it is pouring rain.  I need to invest in a pancho or fashionable garbage bag. View from my balcony of my hotel L’Antica Terrazza. I was planning on hiking between Read More