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Via Beccara

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"Via Beccara is a hiking trail that connects the two villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola, two of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre National Park on the Italian Riviera. It's the original path that connected the two towns before the famous Via dell'Amore (Lover's Path) was built. The trail is known for being steep and challenging, with over 600 steps to climb up to the top of Corniolo Hill, which offers stunning panoramic views of the Mediterranean coastline, the vineyards, and the colorful villages. After reaching the peak, the trail then descends towards Manarola. "
"This is the "high" trail between towns. It's not easy, especially on a hot summer day. Wear proper hiking shoes, bring water, and take lots of breaks. It's quiet a peaceful hike, especially as a respite from the throngs of tourists. You'll earn your pasta after completing even one town-to-town hike."
"The alternative path to Manarola the Via dell'Amore"

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Imagine a string of five vibrant pearls strung along a rugged coastline. This is Cinque Terre, where pastel-painted houses tumble down cliffsides, meeting the sparkling turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. Unlike the bustling French Riviera, Cinque Terre offers a slower pace, a place to wander cobbled streets and savor the charm of a bygone era. Hike between villages on breathtaking trails, breathing in the salty air and the scent of lemon groves. Dive into hidden coves for a refreshing swim, or simply relax on a sun-warmed rock, mesmerized by the endless blue horizon. For a taste of adventure, explore the dramatic cliffs and hidden inlets by kayak, or delve into the underwater world teeming with colorful marine life. Cinque Terre is a place where time seems to slow down, inviting you to reconnect with nature's beauty and the simple pleasures of life. This guide includes: - introductory note - places to visit (museums and cultural venues, open squares, beaches and others) - restaurants and coffeeshops - photo spots Get to see more from my travels on my Instagram (@pedralexpereira) and Flickr (
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