Cinque Terre

by Caroline Killmer May. 23, 2009 3176 views

Bopping from town to town in Cinque Terre, by trail, ferry and train.

The beach at Monterosso al Mare.

The view of Monterosso al Mare from the trail leading to the next town of Vernazza.

Terraced groves overlooking the Mediterranean.

The hike should be under two hours (if not encumbered with baggage and it isn't midday), but it's a lot of mountain-goating up and down the sides of the mountains. Finally, Vernazza comes into view.

Vernazza, as viewed and oft-photographed from the trail.

The ferry doesn't stop at the next town, Corniglia, because it is so snugly perched atop the hills. You can take the train or hike there from the adjoining towns.

Little religious and angel medallions.

Ferrying past Manarola.

More of Manarola. I didn't get to spend much time there - seems I was always exhausted from coming from one side of it or another on the trails, but it was seeing pictures of this town that first made me think to come to Cinque Terre.

Vernazza.

Vernazza.

Riomaggiore, where I ended up settling in for my last few days in Cinque Terre, partly due to hostel availability and partly due to sheer appeal. The views are delightful, the food amazing. I mostly sat on the hostel balcony just watching the light change, and could not have been happier.

The waterfront at Riomaggiore.

Riomaggiore in black and white. And slightly tipped over.

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Prem Moktan 10 years, 4 months ago

Great photography..! Thank you for posting..!

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