Posts Tagged With: Cinque Terre

Who Needs A Stairmaster?

Make sure you have comfy shoes for a visit to Cinque Terre… it's a workout!


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Living On The Edge-Literally!

A view of the train station in Riomagiore.

Perched on the side of the northwestern coast of Italy, the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre have survived since the late middle ages. This was our destination today; a long drive, but well worth it!

Homes and businesses nestle together on the cliffs of Riomaggiore.

We drove to La Spezia, where we purchased a train ticket that would take us to each of the villages. We had hoped to walk between several of the villages along the ancient footpath known as the Sentiero Azzurro, but it was closed for repairs.

We hopped off at the first stop; Riomaggiore and headed for the city center. Winding our way through some of the narrowest of walkways, we arrived at a bustling little harbor just in time for lunch!


We probably could have shared one order of Bruschetta.


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Blogging Is the Way to Go!

We visited Riomaggiore today, part of Cinque Terre on the northwest coast of Italy bordering the Ligurian Sea.

Our current trip to Italy seemed like the perfect time to start blogging, and we nervously put our toes in the water. We thought it would allow us to catalog our retirement travels and allow interested family and friends to follow along. Word Press offers several options and we decided for a public blog and were a bit nervous about how our posts would be received.

After about a month, we enjoy blogging and it has enriched our trip in surprising ways. We have “met” people from the United States, Israel, the United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Greece, Italy, the Czech Republic, Netherlands, and Canada who have visited our blog. Many of them sent comments or “likes.”

They may disagree, but, in a way, we feel like our friends back home in California and in our second home in Scotland are traveling with us.

Retirement is opening a new world to us, and so is blogging!


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