Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre (part 1)
June 17, 2010 § 2 Comments
We only had one day to explore the Cinque Terre area, and of course the weather was bad. The weather channel says “Likely T-storm; Precipitation at 30%”, but we had no choice but to go as we planned. Then the worst news came: All the trails were closed off except the Via dell Amore 😦
We took the train from La Spezia to Riomaggiore. Make sure you check the train schedule first. Even though it only took 7mins to get to Riomaggiore, the train isn’t scheduled that frequently (I think one per hour in certain time period). We actually waited quite awhile at the station.
It was amazing when we had the first glimse of the ocean from the train. Looking out the window, there were nothing else other than the sea and the sky. Just like two patches of color exsisting horizontally right next to each other. But honestly, after a little while, it gets slightly boring. I think I prefer a sea view with some islands around.
After we got off the train, we were a little confused by the sign, and we walked right onto the Via dell Amore. So we pretty much missed out the dramatic view of Riomaggiore. However we were kind of in a hurry, as we could see the storm was coming.
Via dell Amore was a very easy walk, with plenty of plants and interesting rock formation around. Of course we walked pass the part where lots of lovers put a lock on, as a symbol of their love to each other. I wonder how many of those lovers are still together today, especially the one who put on the biggest lock I’ve ever seen.
It wasn’t long before we arrived at Manarola.
Previous stop: La Spezia
Next Stop: Manarola