Cinque Terre - Five Italian fishing villages
Trip Start Jun 24, 2005
86Trip End Mar 24, 2008
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The five towns in order are Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Manarola. We lived in Riomaggiore at an illegal hostel (hotel turned hostel without the proper license) with a spectacular view looking down into the town and the sea.
On the first day we ambitiously thought we could hike from town Riomaggiore to Manarola. The hike from Riomaggiore to Manarola and Manarola to Corniglia were easy. But Corniglia to Vernazza was tough
On the second day, Anchit and I did our own thing. I took it easy and went to chill by the docks at Manarola, had a drink, had lunch, watched Children play in the water and even went for a swim. Basically what normal people do. Anchit on the other hand decided to go to the Genovi nudist beach to be in one with nature. I was told later that he was disappointed because the place consisted of mainly old men and other people who were there mainly to watch. He happy reported that he still enjoyed the experience because mother nature caressed him in all the right creases.
Our last night together, we celebrated our travels at a nice restaurant with great seafood. I had a seafood salad loaded with shrimps and octopus and possibly the best Gnocchi con pesto I have ever had. Yummy. We topped the night off with some excellent gelato by the docks before strolling on the trail back to Riomaggiore.