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Where after monterosso for 2 days?

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Where after monterosso for 2 days?

Hi,

For our honeymoon, myself and my partner are going to monterosso for 4 days. We plan to do lots of walking but think we'll have seen most of cinque terre after 4 days.

We'd like to go somewhere else that's easy to access before heading to Rome. Other seaside place, or mountains, not a city and not too touristy.

Where would you recommend?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Where after monterosso for 2 days?

Lucca www.lucca.ca Trains from Monterosso www.trenitalia.com Click on the UK flag for current train times.

Or Ferry Monterosso to Viareggio www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it

Bus Viareggio to Lucca www.vaibus.com/pdf/orari/EXTRAURB_001.pdf

www.discovertuscany.com

Accommodation www.venere.com

Edited: 21 April 2014, 23:37
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2. Re: Where after monterosso for 2 days?

why Lucca, of course!....i highly recommend this establishment for lodging--B&B Evelina, www.bedandbreakfastevelina

in 2011, we stayed in Manarola for 4 nights (3.5 days) and ended up taking a boat tour to Portevernere (wonderful), a hike from Manarola to Corniglia (high trail/difficult), a train ride north to Santa Margherita, and a day-trip (morning) to Pisa ..... we were there in late September and it was so crowded with tourists, which is one reason we didn't hang out there.

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3. Re: Where after monterosso for 2 days?

Lucca is a city (we spend our summer holidays there). Have a look at the Garfagnana region not far from Lucca which may appeal to you.

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4. Re: Where after monterosso for 2 days?

yes...Lucca is a city but it's an intimate, charming, wonderful s.m.a.l.l. Italian city filled with wonderfulness & goodness .... certainly not the size of Florence or even Siena.....so depending, of course....and after the Cinque Terre, it might be a lovely change.....

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5. Re: Where after monterosso for 2 days?

Yes, I know Lucca very well we've been going there for donkey's years, have never been to Florence and found Siena to be too busy and impersonal for our liking, but the OP requested suggestions excluding cities.

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6. Re: Where after monterosso for 2 days?

How about Pietrasantra or Orvieto?

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7. Re: Where after monterosso for 2 days?

Another vote for Portovenere...much better that any town in the cinque terre, and way fewer tourists!

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8. Re: Where after monterosso for 2 days?

Portovenere is pretty for sure, but it is untouristy only relative to Cinque Terre. Presently there are two cruise boats anchored there.

Look at Pontremoli in nearby Lunigiana - Medieval center, not touristy, two Slow Food restaurants among others, surrounded by mountains with hikes of differing types, train access. Look at www.turismoinlunigiana.it/ing/1/1/home.htm

Edited: 27 April 2014, 15:16
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