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Cinque terre - how to get there, what to eat and drink
The Cinque Terre are five picture perfect coastal villages, lined one after the other in ravines along a 6 mile stretch of rugged coast. The colourful homes cling to each other and to the rocky cliffs in a vertical arrangement between the pristine blue sea below and the terraced vineyards above.

Steep, narrow pedestrian only alleys cut through each town leading from the sea to the top of the town. They are lined with restaurants, bars and shops that cater to the thousands of tourists that descend on the area in season.

The towns are inaccessible by car and connected by the Cinque Terre train that runs back and forth several times a day stopping at every village. You can also reach the villages on foot by hiking the 6 mile trail that runs through the villages. The trail has some challenging sections and others that are easy so you can combine hiking parts of the trail with train ride between villages to experience this beautiful destination.

But first you have to get there. Read my trip report on my blog.
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