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How much time do you need to visit the Cinque Terre? If you are going to hike all five villages you need 6 hours with a quick lunch.But plan to make a day out of it and really since you are making teh effort to get there,
stay on the Liguria levante coastline for a a few days. In addition to the Cinque Terre there is teh Gold coast further north, ie the Italian Riviera.
By now, just about any traveler interested in Italy has heard about the five villages of the Cinque Terre in the region of Liguria.
Liguria is situated northwest of Tuscany and the coastline wraps around the Mediterranean with Genova in the center, and touches France in the western side.
We are pleased to announce that Travel + Leisure has selected Joyce Falcone the Italian Concierge to be included in their 2015 “A-List” of travel agents specializing in Italy. This prestigious award is one of the highest honors in the travel industry. This year's award marks the 7th consecutive year that Falcone has been named. Auguri!
In a bustling city like Naples, it can be difficult to find peace and quiet, especially in the city center. But the other day while strolling among the crowds of tourists and street vendors, I decided to duck into Santa Chiara, a church/monastery complex I had walked by a few times before. The few euro I had to pay for entry proved to be more than worth it. Upon entering the courtyard of this 14th century convent, a feeling of complete peace and serenity washed over me. I was taken back not only by the beauty of the courtyard (more formally known as the Cloister of Clarisses), but even more so by the peaceful, even euphoric feeling that made it easy to recognize this was a place of spiritual refuge.