Camogli to Porto Pidocchio Hike

View from San Rocco Church, Camogli

View from San Rocco Church, Camogli

No matter where I go, I’m always going to walk or hike to explore the area.  Camogli and the surrounding area is full of hiking trails.  Though I’ll have to come back to do Cinque Terre, the views from the hike from Camogli to Porto Pidocchio were fabulous.  Make sure to take the boat back to get the perspective from the water.

San Rocco Church, Camogli

San Rocco Church, Camogli

San Rocco Church, Camogli

San Rocco Church, Camogli

Porto Pidocchio near Camogli

Porto Pidocchio near Camogli

Porto Pidocchio near Camogli

Porto Pidocchio near Camogli

Porto Pidocchio near Camogli

Porto Pidocchio near Camogli

Porto Pidocchio near Camogli

Porto Pidocchio near Camogli

Porto Pidocchio near Camogli

Porto Pidocchio near Camogli

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Camogli

Camogli

The whole reason I went to Italy in the first place was for a friend’s wedding in the city of Camogli on the Italian Riviera.  I’d never been to the Liguria region before and it is stunning.  Everywhere you turn is another beautiful view.

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Camogli

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Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli

Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli

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Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli

Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli

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Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli

Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli

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Santa Maria Assunta Basilica, Camogli

Santa Maria Assunta Basilica, Camogli

Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli

Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli

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Camogli

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Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli

Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli

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Trompe l'oeil painting, Camogli

Trompe l’oeil painting, Camogli

Trompe l'oeil painting, Camogli

Trompe l’oeil painting, Camogli

Soccer anywhere, Camogli

Soccer anywhere, Camogli

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Camogli

Train Station, Camogli

Train Station, Camogli

Villa Gregoriana

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

After my disappointment with the non-functioning water gardens at Villa d’Este, I was ready to just get back on the train to Rome; I wasn’t interested in seeing another villa.  Luckily, my curiosity to see anything and everything new got the better of me, and I stopped at Villa Gregoriana, which isn’t really a villa except in a Roman ruin kind of way.  It’s actually a lush green park in a canyon with a distinctly grotto-like feel.  Even walking around during a rain storm, it was magical and I’m so happy to have found this little piece of paradise.

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Safety features are so different in Italy, Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Safety features are so different in Italy, Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli