About 2.5 hour drive from Bologna to 5 Terre was picturesque, but uneventful. We settle into our hotel in Levanto. Good hotel, amazing views

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The next day we took a guided tour of 5 terre. It was both spectacular and educational.
For example we learned that the small villages are so tightly together from the old days to offer protection from the pirates

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The same reason for streets being so narrow and resembling a maze

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The houses facing the sea r the first line of defense

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The water is amazingly clean

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Some more pictures

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With our guide
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Our car window would not go up “German engineering ” on a 2 week old car. Luckily the local BMW center took care of it in about an hour. Them not speaking English was a bit of a challenge, but we are on our way to a day of a beach and a trip back to Milano.

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