WEDNESDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2012.
The church bells stopped ringing at 10-00pm and didn’t start again until 6-00am so we had a good night’s sleep.
We took the train to the seaside town of Riomaggiore, a truly medieval village with origins dating back to the 8th century. The town climbs up along the ridges overlooking the sea and it is characterised by stone houses with coloured facades and slate roofs. Access from the railway station to the town proper is via a pedestrian tunnel.
There are a number of brilliant murals in Riomaggiore depicting various aspects of its history and folklore. The murals were painted by Silvio Benedetto, an Argentinian who came to live in Italy in the ‘60s and who has painted murals at each railway station of the Cinque Terre.
Avid readers of this blog will know that since leaving St Gallen Switzerland we have been searching for the elusive green cat. If you want to know more about the ‘Green Cat’ go to the previously posted St Gallen Switzerland entry.
The view from our window at the end of another exciting day.