Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cinque Terre 五漁村 (Monterosso, Riomaggiore) , Italy 2013 意大利自由行


I didn't know Cinque Terre (CT) until I read Terri (A Daily Obsession) 's Italy travel post. And I know I must visit this beautiful fishing villages along the rugged coast of north-west Italy. What I planned was staying at Florence but make a day trip to CT. At the same time, we also can stop at Pisa since train to La Spezia Centrale also pass by Pisa.


Cinque Terre means "The Five Lands" is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore
 
 
first we went to CT tourist information to get the details 
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we pay up a fee (can't really recall how much ) which include train fee, a map and train schedule
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train depart from La Spezia Centrale
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1) Our first train stop at Monterosso 
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We don't know where to enter, just follow the crowd

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this was the first scene after went down from a staircase inside a shop (if i could still recall)..
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 We saw beach instead fishing village ^_^

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weather was very hot at that time, so we make a quick check on this small village

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2) Riomaggiore
At first, we were thinking to visit the last stop Monterosso, then follow the sequence come down to the next stop at Vernazza. But this was not the case, because we have to check the train availability also. When we finished visited Monterosso, the faster village to visit is Riomaggiore but not Vernazza. Anyway, it is ok not to follow the sequence, every train ride from one village to another village is very short distance, 5-10mins..And every train ride also pass through tunnel, a special experience of travel.


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La via dell'Amore or The Way of Love was closed during our visit. Otherwise we can take the trail from here to Manarola..
 
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Houses on the rock


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4 comments:

Li Shuan said...

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Anne Regalado said...

I love those houses perched on the mountain/cliff - the view must be wonderful !

Choi Yen said...

Amazed by how they built their houses on the cliff !

cquek said...

A great place to visit, thanks for sharing your stories with us

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