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Riomaggiore is the first village in Cinque Terre when travelling north from La Spezia. The village, dating back to early thirteenth century, is known for its historic character and its wine, produced by the town’s vineyards. Riomaggiore is in the Riviera di Levante region and has shoreline on the Mediterranean’s Gulf of Genoa, with a small beach and […]

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We had a busy day yesterday and today is not going to be any easier.  After an early breakfast we are grabbing a nice and quiet cappuccino on our patio before we set out on a boat cruise to Riomaggiore which is the last village of the Cinque Terre National Park.  We are going to […]

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La Picea

There are 47 restaurants in Levanto, we found this one – La Picea, on the outskirts of the old town – and  it just happens to be THE number one rated restaurant in the city.  This place is mostly for takeouts but there are some tables and chairs for people like us.  It is all […]

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Levanto is a small town on the fringes of Cinque Terre and it is where we are staying at Villanova Agriturismo.  Levanto  has a great beach and it is only about a 5 min train ride to Monterosso which is the first town in the Cinque Terre National Park going from North to South.  Like […]

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Our second stop is Vernazza which is a short train ride. First records recognizing Vernazza as a fortified town date back to the year 1080.   This village is completely different.  It has a different vibe, it is layer out differently with limited access to the water but it is perched more on the mountain […]

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The Cinque Terre –  “The Five Lands” comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  We are setting off on a train which goes between these 5 villages […]

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