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Old 10-27-2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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Hello...
I am wondering if anyone has been to Cinque Terra or knows of a good place to stay while there. I am planning on going there in the summer. Also, does anyone know of good things to do there?
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Here I describe a good place that I stayed in Cinque Terre. It wasn't "good" per se, but it was cheap and for only one person which is rare.

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try the camping there its pretty cool.
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we stayed at marmar in riomaggiore, it seems to be a hostel, though they actually rent out beds of ppls summer homes. Wyz and i stayed in a flatt with 2 others it was around 20 euros each and it was right by the centre of town (not that its big)
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Man, i had so much fun in Cinque Terre!! Cant remember the name of the place where i stayed, but it was pretty cool, i met some wicked people there....hmmmm, possibly not the most helpful reply
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when I was there, as soon as I stepped off the train in Riomaggiore an old man asked me if I needed a place to stay... So I ended up renting a room from him for 2 nights for 30 euro.. they gave me a key to the room and I actually never saw them again. Was a nice room, big bed and my own bathroom /shower.

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I was there in the winter last year, so things were probably a bit different, but I had a similiar experience to rjt98's. My buddy and I were on the train and an old woman asked us if we wanted a place to say. We bartered on the price a bit and it ended up being pretty cheap, though I don't remember the price. The place was beautiful though. It was in the second town from the north and had a rooftop that we could sit on and look down over the ocean, with the waves crashing on the rocks directly below the edge of the roof. Amazing. The area is really beautiful. The trail isn't as easy to stay on as you might think though. My buddy and I lost it and found it several times along the trek...though maybe we were drunk...wait, nope. Did anybody else run into sections that had locked gates across them? Anyway, enjoy man!
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Ok....thanks for all the advice so far....but I still have some questions....one being the train there...this may be a dumb question and perhaps I have simly not done enough research thus far...but how do I get there? Is the train that runs there part of the Rurail system? There is a path you can hike...? is this how you get to the different villages or can you take a train to them all? I don't mind hiking...it would probably be quite nice, I just want to know what to expect.
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I don't remember if the train is Eurorail or not...but I can tell you that I'm pretty sure it does go to all the villages. Hiking is the way to do it though, absolutely. If you just took the train to the villages, you would miss out on the entire point of the trip. The hike in between the villages was my favorite part. As you leave one village you often get little peaks at the next one, often sitting on a small peninsula jutting out into the ocean. If the weather is nice, it's priceless. The path is marked with little colored marks located in the most random and sometimes hard to see locations. My buddy and I lost the path several times, but always managed to find it again. One thing you can also do is hike the trail and then if you don't feel like hikign back, hitchhike back. You're sure to meet some interesting people. Of course if that doesn't work, you can take the train as well. Hope that helps.
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The train is part of the eurorail system for sure. I believe you have to get a connection from La Spezia. Hiking between the villages is incredible and you will find some sweet swimming spots that are secluded.
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