Walking in Cinque Terre - Liguria - Italy

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Cinque Terre lies to the north of Pisa in Liguria and means 5 countries or 5 lands. It takes about 2 hours by train to get there.

We arrived by train in Riomaggiore. The station was too small for the train, so we had to get out halfway in the tunnel and walk across the rails to the platform. Very exciting. From here our walk led us through the 5 cities: Riomaggiore. Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and by boat to Monterosso. It's a good walkingpath along the coast, but it does include some changes in elevation.

At the end of the day we went back to our hotel in Pisa.

Cinque Terre is hard to reach by car. There is a walking trail along the coast connecting the five villages. Besides the walking trail the five villages are connected by the railway line from La Spezia to Genua. The five villages were listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Monterosso is the largest village with 1563 inhabitants. Vernazza with 1060 inhabitants is seen by many as the most pitoresque village. Manarola is the oldest of the five villages. The other two villages are Corniglia and Riomaggiore.

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