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Italy 2015 Parte Tre - Cinque Terre

Updated: Jun 8, 2019

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After Milan, we headed south towards the dramatic Italian Riviera where 5 beautiful towns sit precariously on the rugged coastline. Cinque Terre (literally five lands) comprises 5 towns, namely Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Like what many would say, it's one of those places we should visit at least once in our life. Totally agree.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Shall let the photos say it all...


Riomaggiore
Arriving at Riomaggiore.

Riomaggiore
Our Airbnb accommodation at Riomaggiore.

Riomaggiore
Wonderful view from our room.

Riomaggiore
Many beautiful cats along the streets in Riomaggiore.

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And playful ones.

Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore
The signature postcard view of Riomaggiore.

Riomaggiore
Watching sunset along the rocky coastline of Riomaggiore.

Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore
Every evening, huge crowds of tourists gather along the rocky coastline, some with bottles of wine in their hands. All enjoying the beautiful sunset of this Italian Riveria.

Riomaggiore
Walked out further along the rocky water edge to get a panoramic view of Riomaggiore.

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Colours and textures of Riomaggiore.

Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore
Beautiful colours of Riomaggiore greeted by birds and the morning sun.

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Many brave souls spotted doing cliff diving.

Riomaggiore
A ferry arriving at the pier at Riomaggiore. This is the ferry service that connects the 5 towns quickly and conveniently.

Riomaggiore
Using the ferry to commute between the 5 towns is probably a better option than train. It provides a splendid view of each town from the sea.

Monterosso
Friendly pet dog in Monterosso al Mare.

Monterosso
Much-needed sunglasses in this hot Italian summer. Caught in the reflection is The Church of Saint John the Baptist in Monterosso, built between 1244 and 1307.

Monterosso
Eat local, drink local.

Monterosso

Monterosso
The popular beach of Monterosso al Mare.

Vernazza
A panoramic view of Vernazza, with the iconic Church of Santa Margherita d'Antiochia gracing the harbour.

Vernazza
Interior of the Church of Santa Margherita d'Antiochia built in 1318 in Ligurian gothic style.

Riomaggiore
Back to Riomaggiore.

Riomaggiore
A wonderful way to spend the sunny afternoon at Riomaggiore.

Riomaggiore
SpongeBob X Cinque Terre.

Riomaggiore
Cats everywhere.

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A great place for dinner is at the Ristorante dau Cila by the water edge in Riomaggiore (our Airbnb apartment sits directly above the restaurant). http://www.ristorantedaucila.com/en/

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Fresh oysters for dinner by the sea at Ristorante dau Cila.

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Tourists starting to fill up the rocky water edge, waiting to catch the magnificent sunset.

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Some prefer the higher ground.

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The train station perched on the cliff at Riomaggiore.

Riomaggiore
Bidding farewell to this beautiful Italian Riveria town of Riomaggiore before departing for Florence.

Travelling from Riomaggiore to Florence and transferring at La Spezia Centrale.

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