Trips and Itineraries for Riomaggiore
The Five Hamlets of the Cinque Terre
Milan to Cinque Terre : A driving vacation in Italy
Weekend Getaways from Riomaggiore
164 Kms from Riomaggiore
When I was flying to Milan I had to literally pinch myself to believe, that I am going to a foreign land all by myself and living my dream.It was around 11.30 pm when I landed in Milan and divulged myself with some serious pep up talks because I felt a tad bit lost.Amidst all the battles in my head, I saw a young woman walking towards the train station and befriended her. To my surprise, she was warm and very helpful. She expressed, “I will come with you till the hostel and grab a drink. I am very upset coz my best friend has moved to another city.” And that’s how her melancholy saved me the despair of finding my way.The walk towards the hostel was fascinating as all I saw around me were stores thriving to get my attention and at the end of the long stretch was the hostel — Ostello Bello.The moment I set my foot in the hostel, it seemed like I have entered a high-octane resto-pub. The place played electrifying music and I could hear tons of chitter-patter with copious amount of laughter coming from every corner.Amidst all the initial formalities of checking-in, my eyes were searching for my friend (Sigh! Struggling to remember her name). That’s when Helder (from the front desk) said, “Hey! Your friend just went and left you a kiss,” and I couldn’t do much but smile and thank her from all my heart. The ‘happy’ me chit chatted for a while with everyone before calling it a night.
Day 1 : We hired a car with a baby seat as its compulsory here if your going with a baby ( we are a couple with a kid) from maggiore car rental service at airport. we planned to leave early morning in order not to miss any points on the way ,being with kid its not easy to get the work done on time.we started our trip and took highway A7 and SS1 for Riomaggiore .And somewhere in between we took wrong turn and picked route SP38 and started blaming each other for the mistake :D but that mistake came out with beautiful surprise as it was a national park route ,the whole route had a breathtaking picturesque landscape view.