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AmandaNoegrahanti wrote a review Mar 2019
Tangerang, Indonesia105 contributions17 helpful votes
Actually not perfect time for me to visit 5Terre, as it's rain, windy, cold! No regret anyway, when I decided to visit local wineries Cantina 5 Terre on the last day in Manarola (it's one of 5 beautiful UNESCO villages in 5Terre). Rainy day, when I left hotel room..under my thin jacket (I actually expected THAT would be hotter than Milan, as the villages is by the beach). Then I took a local mini bus near the church, cost 2.5€ return. They took me off in front of Cantina, after less than 10 mins ride the bus... Wineries and the shop is located close to Groppo, just few mins away , surrounded by foggy hills. Fog were flying up and down around that place. Cold? For sure. It's just early March! I rang the bell several times before middle-age nice couple was smiled and opened their shop for me. They offered me wine tasting. Yes? Of course. But they're selling white wine only, so if you're expecting red one... it's none! They also provide benches and tables outside the shop, to sip your wine.. But definitely not for March! Many local products were sell in the shop, beside of wine. Limoncino, Mandarino, Anchovies in Jar, Pesto sauce and this that. To be short, I bought 5Terre Bianco for 13€, Limoncino and Mandarino, 5€ for each! Time keeps ticking, and I still need to wander around another villages in 5Terre as well. So I'm leaving the shop by the same bus and driver, and foggy hills behind me. What a nice experience to visit this place! A must visit when you're staying in Manarola/5 Terre!…
Date of experience: March 2019
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smjkchicago wrote a review Aug 2018
Chicago, Illinois23 contributions5 helpful votes
This place was great for a taste of local wine on a hot afternoon between hikes. We took the bus from Riomaggiore to Volastra and stopped on our way. It was quiet and off the beaten path or at least felt like in comparison to the other Cinque Terre towns. I would stop again!
Date of experience: May 2018
John L wrote a review Dec 2015
Grand Bend, Canada1,987 contributions296 helpful votes
Another picturesque village overlooking the sea. Riomaggiore is the beginning of Lover's Lane, a path that leads to Manarola.
Date of experience: December 2015
caslee10 wrote a review Sep 2015
Hong Kong, China687 contributions53 helpful votes
Short train ride from Manarola, Riomaggiore is another nice terre. It feels smaller than the other ones but still have its charms.
Date of experience: September 2015
sawbograham wrote a review Apr 2015
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom944 contributions220 helpful votes
A short bus ride from Manorola. Good selection of wines to taste and although out of season we got a guided tour. Took a few bottles away to drink on our balcony later. Well worth a trip. Come out of Manorola station. Look north and the bus stop is on the other side of the road to the pharmacy. Desert wine is great also…