Monterosso al Mare Off The Beaten Path

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    Genova - Genoa

    by sikorka Updated May 2, 2008

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    Piazza de Ferrari
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    The last day of our stay in Monterosso we decided to go for a day trip to Genoa. It takes only 1,5 h to get there by train. The trip is very interesting by itself because the train pass thru many little towns of Riviera Ligure (this part is called La Riviera di Levante). Unfortunately we did not have time to stop in famous Portofino or Rapallo and we headed directly to Genoa. We spent there 6 hours sightseeing the historic center of the city and also Old Harbour (Porto Antico). Of course we did not forget to try the typical dish: FARINATA
    It was our first visit to Genoa and we were really impressed by its beauty. For sure we are going to come back there soon.

    From Monterosso al Mare trains to Genoa leave approximately every 2 hours, we took one at 10:18 AM and arrived around noon. Return ticket costs 9 Euro. Remember to validate it before getting on the train.

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    Snorkeling, cliff jumping, mopeds and more!

    by happyalways Written Nov 5, 2004

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    Don't forget to plug your nose!

    A friend of mine, Sean Risotti, runs tours through the Cinque Terre. Although all of his tours begin in Monterosso he takes people all over the Cinque Terre. While I was there we went cliff jumping (I believe the highest point was about 45 feet), snorkeling (some of the most fantastic fish I have ever seen!), hiked the Via dell'amore (a trail leads through all five of the towns although I thought the most beautiful stretch was between Vernazza and Corniglia), rode motor bikes on the winding road above the sea, went wine tasting, and so much more!!!

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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    Look for "The Giant"

    by nanct45 Updated Jun 28, 2003

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    Standing guard over the beach

    While walking the promenade in the newer part of Monterosso, Via Fegina..don't forget to look for "The Giant". He represents the God Neptune. At one time, he supported a giant shell on his shoulders and held a trident, but time has taken its toll. You can still see what is left of "The Giant".

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    View of Monterosso al Mare from high above

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 3, 2005

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    This is a view of Monterosso al Mare from one of the high surrounding hills. It shows the main car park, monastery and castle.

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