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Monterosso

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22nd May 2015
Left Wangan on a 6:15 flight to travel to Italy, long day of travel, 3 planes and 2 trains to get to Monterosso. Arrived at about 5pm and wondered around the town.  Very nice place,  we had dinner on the beach front and drank lemoncino's! Its the annual lemon festival tomorrow!

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23rd May 2015
Today was the festival of lemons in Monterosso.  There were stalls and lemons all over the town, it was great to see.
We walked to Vernazza along the coast trail, great views and lots and lots of steps.  The town was smaller but had beautiful lanes and streets and a nice small bay for the fishing boats.  We then walked to Corniglia, the trail was again challenging with plenty of steps!  It started to rain once we arrived at the town so we had a quick look around the grabbed some lunch at a tradition pizza café.  Food was great.  Luckily for us that we were inside because it poured rain. As the weather was still wet we caught the train to Manarola, you needed plenty of time to get to Corniglia station to get down all the steps!!!
Manarola was another great place but due to the weather we caught the train to the next town Riomaggione were it cleared long enough to take plenty of photos ond look around.  Got back to Monterosso at about 6pm and had another wonderful dinner

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24th May 2015
Great start with the sun shinning.
We caught the train to Corniglia and climbed the massive stairs to start the walk to Manarola.  The coast walk was closed so we took the high walk through Volastra. The walk topk us through vineyards fantastic views and heaps of steps.
From Manarola we again took the high walk to Riomaggiore.  Straight up and down the hill!!!

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25th May 2015
Last day at Cinque Tere so e decided to take it easy, we spent most of the day at Monterosso and called to Vernazza for a look. Spent time on the beach and exploring Monterosso. A great sunny day and ended with a very nice dinner and lemoncinos!!!

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Posted by cbrewster 14:27 Archived in Italy

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The blog is great, we are all enjoying following your fabulous holiday!!
Your photos of Monterosso are bringing back great memories for us!! It is a truly beautiful place
Enjoy every moment xx

by shirleysaad

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