The First Riomaggiore

CINQUE TERRE IN GENERAL

Well first of all they are not kidding when they talk about these stairs. They are no joke. Like even a fit person would be like holy shit. My parents did it. We wife did it with our 30 pound kid strapped to her back. You can do it, I promise. But it isn’t a more important question arising? The question is, do you really want to?

The answer is no, you do not.

Of course you get a great view, but there are other views, there are easier views.

In this particular case you have to get to the Riomaggiore train station, then you’ve gotta walk through the tunnel to the start of Riomaggiore, then you’ve gotta walk down the stairs to the marina, then you gotta walk up the stairs to the marina, then you gotta walk down the hill, then you gotta walk up the hill towards the ferry, then you gotta climb 4 flights of the steepest stairs as were humanly possible to create.

God help you if you didn’t use the luggage porter. God help you my friend.

So there you have it. Every day in and out, up and down, and in and out. So you can do it, but why would you do that to yourself.

Obviously I did it to myself so here you go.

The place is modern, and you don’t find much of that in old Italian coastal villages. It had all the amenities and it was a one bedroom with a loft so the separate living spaces were nice (the bedroom has a door etc).

You get nice touches and a rad balcony looking at the town and the ocean, top notch out there for sure (cept for the Germans I had to yell at. You spray me with water again and I’m going to sprachen all of your deutches!) I guess if we are nit picking the balcony could of been bigger and much more private, but things are so stacked up here I’m not sure that’s possible.

Anyway, why didn’t they put a couch in the room you ask? Outrageous design fail is why. They went with a giant unnecessary table and chairs to make it extra uncomfortable. And only having one bathroom was also a drag.

Anyway, I liked it, but I will have to see it again in another life cause I ain’t going back!