The ferry from Lerici to Cinque Terre and Portovenere

August 20th , 2010 → 12:12 am @ Susan

Just 40 minutes away, Lerici on the coast is a lovely little town with a bustling beach culture, a lively outdoor market and some fabulous little restaurants and bars.  It is also a starting point for the ferries to Cinque Terre and Portovenere.  The ferry trip across the Bay of Poets is really beautiful and you [...]

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Cinque Terre and the Coast from Viareggio to Portofino

January 19th , 2010 → 8:32 pm @ admin

Cinque Terre
Le Cinque Terre, which means Five Lands, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, and comprises the five small coastal villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso located in the region of Liguria in the province of La Spezia. There is a train service that runs from one end of the Cinque [...]

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The Garfagnana

January 14th , 2010 → 4:50 am @ admin

The Garfagnana is one of the most famous ‘undiscovered’ parts of Italy. It’s a large area of valley and mountain north of Lucca and Pisa, in the northern part of Tuscany.  Although mostly rural and little affected, so far, by tourism, the Garfagnana has been creeping onto the itinerary of more adventurous tourists for some [...]

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Forte dei Marmi

January 12th , 2010 → 7:06 am @ admin

Just 40 minutes south of Casa Lucia is the elegant beachside resort of Forte dei Marmi, located along the northern Tuscany coast between the Marinas of Ronci and Pietrasanta, in an area known as Versilia.   The beautiful sandy beaches in this area are characterized by clean water, interesting villages, and a background of the spectacular [...]

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