Monthly Archives: August 2015

Florence sightseeing and travel to Cortina d’Ampezzo

The midway point in my travel from Cinque Terre to Cortina d’Ampezzo, preparing to begin a trek in the Dolomite Mountains, was Florence, birthplace to and home of the Renaissance. The historic city center of Florence has been designated as … Continue reading

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Pisa sightseeing

After two memorable days in Cinque Terre it was time to begin a travel segment to Cortina d’Ampezzo, the beginning of my Dolomite Mountains trek. When researching this travel I discovered that there were a two main alternatives: 1) two … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre – Riomaggiore to Porto Venere

During my previous day’s hike and exploration of the five towns that comprise the most well-known part of Cinque Terre I had firmed up my plan for this second day in the region: hike from Riomaggiore to Porto Venere, a … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre – Manarola and Riomaggiore sightseeing

On my first day in Cinque Terre National Park I first hiked from Monterosso al Mare to Vernazza and then continued to Corniglia, hiking along the coastal trail. However, the sections of the coastal trail south of Corniglia to Manarola … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre – Vernazza to Corniglia

In my last post I described my short hike on the Cinque Terre National Park’s coastal trail from Monterosso al Mare to Vernazza. In this post my day’s journey continues, from Vernazza to Corniglia, again hiking from north to south. … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre – Monterosso al Mare to Vernazza

The first stop on my Alpine trekking adventure was actually not in the mountains, but on the coast of the Ligurian Sea, in the beautiful and justifiably famous Cinque Terre National Park on the west coast of Italy. I had … Continue reading

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Alpine trekking adventure, and more! – preparation and overview

A year ago, as I was embarking on an Irish dream adventure (eachtra aisling Éireannach) I was already beginning to make plans for my next adventure, which was to include Alpine trekking and other activities. Now that I’ve returned from … Continue reading

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