Vernazza~Cinqueterre, Day 10 Italy

We hiked the Cinquettere trail south to the next town, Corniglia. It was a
very long and steep ascent and so invigorating. It was a warm, clear day and
we marveled at the rugged cliffs, the ocean blues, the vineyards, the olive
groves………..and the many cats!

We enjoyed wending our way up, down and through the narrow, curvy Corniglia
streets. We were likewise captivated with the charm of Riomaggiore and Manarola,
the southernmost Cinqueterre towns.

The afternoon was heading towards evening and we decided with the shorter
October day that we should depart Manarola for Vernazza. We took the boat north
which gave us dramatic views of the Cinquetterre towns hugging the cliffs.
The weather was southern California hot and the views and pleasant breezes
made us wish the ride could last longer.

Bill really wanted to hike up to Montorosso and back, the hardest, northernmost
section, in the last maybe 1 ½ hr. of daylight and I was happy to spend
some time in Vernazza’s friendly shops and inhale the ambience of the
locals on benches visiting with each other.

All in all, the Cinqueterre was a wrinkle in time. It was a lovely balance
to be in this charming and dramatic countryside, hiking and breathing the sea
air, appreciating the history and uniqueness of these “5 lands” not
connected by roads, but only by train and boat.

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