Early start with trip to Cinque Terra. Misjudgment on my behalf saw us miss first train and caught one half an hour later. Even though a provincial train it was still very quick although no restaurant. Train stopped at Pisa and we had a hit and run visit to the leaning tower before alighting a train for La Spezia. The tower certainly had a bigger lean than I had thought and was quite impressive. There were other major buildings around it which made it worthwhile. Got off train at Monterosso on the Cinque Terra and was immediately impressed. High cliffs surround the town which is incorporated in the Cinque Terra along with four other small towns. Houses and hotels built into the cliffs along with other historical buildings. I could imagine this would be a prime destination in the summer although busy enough right now. You can walk between these small
Villages and the walks are apparently very scenic so will try them out tomorrow. Apartment is very close to the sea and I noticed one hotel the Porto Roca which would seem to be an ideal resting spot. I suppose a similar comparison would be the highest cliffs along the ocean road except inhabited. Although the sea here is fairly calm.