Riccò del Golfo
Santa Margherita Ligure
I've been to Italy three times and
was my favorite. It truly is unspoiled. The locals were nice. We hit town around dusk one day and didn't have a room. Met some nice people and they rented out a small apartment. Spent two nights. Ate well and relaxed. Going back in 05.
, how is it not one of the wonders of the modern world? I was travelling and stumbled across this place from a recommendation from a fellow traveller. It's absolutely breath taking. My only request, if you go, respect it, it's beautiful and needs to stay that way.
If you go to Italy, please make sure you visit
. We stayed in Riomaggiore and it ended up being my favorite of the towns. It seriously changed me forever.
Been there twice and would go again in a heartbeat.
is especially good for those who want some physical activity and scenery too. Stayed in Riomaggiore which was less touristy than the others, but any of the 5 villages would do!
I went to
in 2004 on recommendation of a friend. I truly felt like I had stepped back in time. Definitely medieval, it was actually a very spiritual experience. Loved the place and will return there one day. It beat the BIG cities like Florence any day.
is AWESOME. The trains between the five cities stop running early, around 12 am, so you should stay in a town where the night scene suits you. The five cities are Riomaggiore, Manorola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Moneterosso. Monterosso is the biggest and has the best beach. They are all very tiny. We stayed in Riomaggiore, which we loved. If you can't find a hostel, ask around about rooms once you are there. We stayed with an old family that rented out rooms. It was very pleasant and clean and we were treated well. Don't miss the hike!
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