The famous Cinque Terre ….. 5 clifftop villages

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Bongiorno, welcome to the UNESCO listed Cinque Terrre.

We stayed in Levanto and this is the beach on Wednesday. The following photos are on Thursday!! Surfs Up!!

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We took the train from our camp in Levanto to visit each of the 5 clifftop villages. The train travels mostly in tunnels through the mountains. We began our day with breakfast in the beautiful village of Riomaggiore (the most southerly of the five villages) and by train and one challenging hike, moved back up the coast one village at-a-time.IMG_0431a IMG_0456 IMG_0461 IMG_0467 IMG_0471

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We hiked from Corniglia to Vernazza. The trainline very far below!!

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Vernazza port now, and immediately after the devastating floods of 2011.

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The diving rock at Monterosso:

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The church of St. Giovanni Battista (St John the Baptist) in Monterosso – Gothic with Dark Green and White Marble. The huge rose window created by Matteo in 1200

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