My Europe Trip 2019 Part XI – Cinque Terre

Florence Day 4

Today we had to wake up damn bloody early because we booked a tour of Cinque Terre. We only booked the tour couple days ago with Ciao Florence where it cost EUR115 per pax including lunch.


Once again, before I proceed any further, below are my reports for the past 10 days of My Europe Trip 2019:

My Europe Trip 2019 Part 1 – Thai Airways Business Class Boeing 777-300ER KL to Bangkok and Royal Silk 

My Europe Trip 2019 Part II – Thai Airways Business Class Bangkok To Copenhagen & 1st Day In Copenhagen

My Europe Trip 2019 Part III – Day 2 In Copenhagen And What You Must Do

My Europe Trip 2019 Part III+ – Rome Here I Come

My Europe Trip 2019 Part V – I Conquered Rome In A Day

My Europe Trip 2019 Part VI – Roaming Free & Easy In Rome

My Europe Trip 2019 Part VII – Vatican City, Michelangelo and The Most Beautiful Girl In Rome

My Europe Trip 2019 Part VIII – Florence Cathedral & Dome, Another Wonder Of Italy

My Europe Trip 2019 Part IX – Italy XXX

My Europe Trip 2019 Part X – Girls’ Day At The Mall

Starting at 6.20am, from our hotel we walked for about 15 minutes to the meeting point which was near to the train/bus station as the tour starts at 7am.

Below is the photo of the white bus we took to the first village in Cinque Terre called Manarola.

The tour starts from Florence at 7am and we are scheduled to return to Florence by 7.30pm.

The journey from Florence to Manarola took about 2 hours plus.

The tour guide informed that we may get a boat ride to the last village depending on the waves and wind and she can only confirm it at after lunch.


Below are some photos taken on the way to Manarola.






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From Manarola, we took the train to Vernazza, another small village. The train rides between the villages are really crowded and the platforms to board the trains are narrow.

However, the train rides are smooth and we go through many tunnels.

Cinque Terre Manarola train station

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When at Vernazza, you must enter the Chruch and look out of the windows.

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View from inside of Church

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View from the same window above

While at Vernazza, we had gelato which was pretty good.

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From Vernazza we headed to Monterosso which is the largest of the 5 villages under UNESCO Heritage Site. We did skip a village called Corniglia because we would have needed to climb 400 steps!

We had our lunch at Monterosso which is included in the price of the tour we paid for. We had Monterosso famous Presto green pasta…. nothing special lah. However the beach and sea view of Monterosso is truly amazing.

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Green Pasta, Monterosso special green pasta

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Another special of Monterosso

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While we were having lunch, the tour guide announced that we will be taking the boat to the last village of the tour called Riomaggiore.

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The boat we are taking on the left

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Close up of the boat

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Me stupidly getting sun burned!

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This was the last village we visited where we took the train once again to La Senza to catch our bus back to Florence.

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Chinese Food in Florence Is Pretty Good!

We reached Florence at about 7.30pm and decided that we should try out a Chinese Restaurant. Well… there are actually a few Chinese Restaurants in Florence which has rating of 4 stars and above!

We went to one nearby the train station and surprisingly it was pretty good and also the cheapest meal we had since we came to Italy!

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To be continued….