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Old February 2nd, 2011, 09:29 AM   #1
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hkskyline's 2010 CINQUE TERRE - Italian Coastal Hiking #4

Riomaggiore's railway station is partially submerged inside a tunnel. At first I thought we just stopped due to signal problems, but we actually were at the station already!

The town @ night

On the next day ... having done too much hiking uphill the day before, I opted for a more leisurely uphill stroll along the paved road from Corniglia tow Vernazza, as the coastal path remained closed after a night of rain. Even that morning, it was fairly grey and wet.

They terraced the hillsides quite extensively!

Soon after, just as we passed the hillside town of San Bernardino, the tropical downpour began, and followed us all the way downhill into Vernazza. Although equipped with umbrella, it was time for lunch. The veal tasted quite good.

After all that rain, I was very surprised to see the sun come out, and soon people were sunbathing on the rocks by the water.

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Old February 2nd, 2011, 10:27 AM   #2
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Ah, brings back so many memories of the place! My cousin was married in Riomaggiore at the church atop the hill. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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Beautiful towns. I travelled along the railway line many years ago totally unaware of what I couldn't see! I only read about these places last year.
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Madrid: 3 top world class museums, 300 kms of underground for 1,20 euros, a new airport terminal of 1 km long by Richard Rogers, the city where more companies are created in Spain and which gets 70% of foreign investments for Spain, the biggest gay pride of Europe, the perfect city to learn Spanish, a new park of 6 kms along the river Manzanares, 4 skyscrapers of 250 mtrs, some excellent museums and...in the future a new avenue of three kms with more than ten skyscrapers of 250 and 300 mters...and soon Eurovegas!
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 12:42 PM   #5
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For once again very nice photos from those Italian coastal towns
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