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Weather in May

by marybutton Online Now Feb 8, 2005 at 3:02 PM

Any ideas of what type of weather to expect in May? Looking forward to hiking the Cinque Terre & also hiking near Santa Margherita. Thanks

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    Re: Weather in May

    by utttz Online Now Feb 8, 2005 at 3:11 PM

    may can be perfect or heavy raining.... termperatures are usually perfect for walking but still cold for swimming... med standard :-) if you're used to north sea, melbourne area or similar temperatures will be perfect for swinng too. the only problem can be rain as rainy weeks are not rare.

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    Re: Weather in May

    by marybutton Online Now Feb 8, 2005 at 3:17 PM

    Thanks for your quick response, Paolo! We'll have to hope we hit a dry week. I plan on bringing a gortex jacket and plan on hiking if at all possible. It probably will be too cold for this Californian to go swimming, unless I work up a good sweat on the hiking trail! I'm really looking forward to the trip. Happy Trails.

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    Re: Re: Weather in May

    by utttz Online Now Feb 8, 2005 at 3:25 PM

    the ocean I've tried in frisco was colder than the colder sea I've ever tried here :-) about hiking near Santa, I suggest you to go from portofino vetta to san fruttuoso. remember to enjoy food as well while here :-)

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    Re: Re: Weather in May

    by marybutton Online Now Feb 8, 2005 at 3:31 PM

    Thanks for the suggestion! Actually we are planning on hiking in S.Marg and if all goes well, we'll hike through Camogli, San Fruttuoso, Portofino and Paraggi. I'm figuring a few days in S.Marg, a few days in CinqueTerre, a few days in Chiani & then finishing up in Lucca where I have Italian relatives. Definitely looking forward to the food. I was in Lucca in 1999 and my mouth still waters when I think of some of the meals we had! Cheers!

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    Re: Re: Weather in May

    by utttz Online Now Feb 8, 2005 at 3:35 PM

    whe leaving the cinque terre, try a boat to portovenere... not confortable as you'll have to boat to portovenere and than bus to spezia train station but I think portovenere from the sae is unmissable! btw forget the car in cinqueterre!

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    Re: Re: Weather in May

    by marybutton Online Now Feb 8, 2005 at 3:40 PM

    Thanks; I've already heard that a car in the Cinque Terre is a BAD IDEA. We won't pick up the car until we visit Chianti. I want a car in Chianti so we can visit San Giamagnano, Volterra etc etc. Looking foward to trying some local Chianti wine, too.Boat trip to Portofino will be fine if weather permits. I get sea sick easily.

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    Re: Re: Weather in May

    by utttz Online Now Feb 8, 2005 at 3:52 PM

    spare the boat trip for portovenere! portofino is almost the same from land....

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    Re: Re: Weather in May

    by marybutton Online Now Feb 8, 2005 at 3:59 PM

    Oops! I meant Porovenere, not Portofino. I mis-typed!

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    Re: Re: Weather in May

    by utttz Online Now Feb 8, 2005 at 4:03 PM

    take care LOL once there was a little meeting planned jenn_d, jonny_ca and other members coming from cinque terre. we agreed to meet at sestri levante station but they eventually got off the train at levanto :-) poor pollon had to drive an our to pick hem up!!!!

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    Re: Re: Weather in May

    by jmac75 Online Now Feb 9, 2005 at 10:43 AM

    Paolo you forgot me already! I was involved in that meeting, and boy did we have a fantastic time! We were there in early April and it was chilly. While hiking I wore long pants, tennies and a tshirt and carried a sweater for when we stopped to walk around the villages. When we were catching the train to meet up with Uttz and Chiara it got very windy so I say dress in layers! Luckily we did not have rain until we went to Rome. BTW- it was amazing! Jenn_D and Johnny_Ca have pics from our trip, sadly mine were blasted from my system. Have a great time!

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    Re: Re: Weather in May

    by utttz Online Now Feb 9, 2005 at 10:46 AM

    HI! it was simply too long to name all the people in that "little" meeting... :-) but I think no one will forget the difference beetween levanto and sestri levante. about weather, anyway usually may is much warmer than april!

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    Re: Re: Weather in May

    by jmac75 Online Now Feb 9, 2005 at 10:50 AM

    Well then I must come back in May sometime!!! ANd yes I know I will never forget the difference... :-)

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    Re: Re: Weather in May

    by marybutton Online Now Feb 9, 2005 at 10:54 AM

    I plan on doing the layering. Clothing isn't a problem for me since I have my own company & we make running apparel. I hope it's warm & dry, but I plan on having a great trip no matter the weather. Thanks for all the help. I'll post pictures when I return. Ciao!

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    Re: Re: Weather in May

    by utttz Online Now Feb 9, 2005 at 10:54 AM

    you can come THIS may: three days at the official european meeting in verona (6th, 7th, 8th) then hike in the 5 terre!

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    Re: Re: Weather in May

    by jmac75 Online Now Feb 9, 2005 at 5:41 PM

    ooh that sounds great, but I'm starting a new job and I"m afraid they won't allow the vacation until I've been there 3 months. Post lots of pics!

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    Re: Re: Weather in May

    by utttz Online Now Feb 10, 2005 at 10:45 AM

    wewill :-)

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