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Cinque Terre Trails
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I did Cinque Terre on May 6, 2013. At this time the trail from Monterosso to Vernazza was officially open. The trail 2 from Vernazza to Cornigila was officially closed but you could do it at your own risk (without a problem). From Cornigilia to Manarola only the trail 2 (the higher trail) was open. The trail from Riomaggiore to Manarola remain gated and closed.

I did the trail from Monterroso to Vernazza. Besides the views at the end of each trail looking down at the villages it was not exciting.

In my opinion you can see all of Cinque Terre in one day. This would include doing the trail between two or three villages plus spending plenty of time in each place.

I stayed in La Spezia and took the train to Monterroso. After seeing each village I am glad that I did not stay in Cinque Terre. They were not exciting to me. My recommendation would be to stay in the city of Lorento and use that as a base. I enjoyed Lorento more than all of Cinque Terre!

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Most travelers to this area are familiar with the lovely trails between the five towns of Cinque Terre, and they are certainly worth hiking because of their beautiful views and the interesting stops in each of the towns. However, a much less traveled trail extends from the northwestern end of Monterosso, just inland of the Il Gigante sculpture, over a substantial high ridge to the larger city of Levanto. The trail, which appears to be a numbered national trail (#10) marked by the same red and white bars as the rest of the Cinque Terre trails is a good one, well maintained and easily hiked, although longer than any of those between the Cinque Terre towns. As a bonus, one can visit an abandoned very old monastery at the apex of the ridge, shortly before the trail begins to descent toward Levanto. Levanto is a lovely little city, with quite a few pleasant, tree lines streets on which to walk. From the end of the trail one can walk through the city to the railway station and hop a train back to any of the Cinque Terre towns, although I would advise using a GPS or smartphone with mapping app to find the station - it is not difficult to find, but not obvious in its location if you have never been there before. For ambitious hikers, this trail intersects with several others which take you to other towns in the region

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

This was a great outing with wounderful, passionate guides Beatrice and Chris from local operator Viaggi Del Mappamondo SRL. We loved the views and the excellent luncheon.

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We came to Cinque Terre hoping to do the easy hike from each town to town but ended up finding out it was closed when we arrived. There's a train that goes from each town which is nice but would have rather experienced the full thing. The towns are very beautiful especially with all the little shops. Would recommend but do research beforehand to see if it's closed.

2  Thank Jilliangio
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

These 5 villages are worse the time to see. You may decide if you want to walk from place to place
and enjoy nature and view. Do not forget water in hot days . If you pfrefer to tke it more easy there is the Italian train that may take you from one place to the next ( 5 minutes by fast train) or climb
the mountains. There is a daily ticket which will allow you ( EURO 10) to get of and get on again.
leave your car or get by public transport to Levant and start there . Levant itself is very nice.

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