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donw Jun 8th, 2007 12:40 PM

About how many steps up to the town from the train station if we get back after the elevator closes at 7 PM? Is it a tough climb? My wife has a back problem and has a problem with lots of really steep steps.

LucieV Jun 8th, 2007 01:12 PM

A lot! It's not tough if you're prepared for how tough it's going to be...and it's not a heckuva lotta fun in the heat. We (in our late 50s) climbed them several times in October 2006, both during the day and in the evening, with no problem; but we both work out and are pretty accustomed to stairs. Your wife -- from what you've described -- may have trouble, I hate to say it.

BUT: there is a little bus-shuttle service that you can use. I can't remember what time it stops running, but it's after 7pm.

LucieV Jun 8th, 2007 01:15 PM

Wait a minute! Are you talking about Riomaggiore (no steps) or Corniglia (approx. 300 steps)? BIG difference! (MY post was referring to Corniglia, I'm sorry!)

bellini Jun 8th, 2007 01:17 PM

RIOMAGGIORE What steps??

LucieV Jun 8th, 2007 01:30 PM

bellini, I confused Riomaggiore with Corniglia, assuming from the mention/description of steps, that's what the OP was referring to. :-]

donw Jun 8th, 2007 03:44 PM

Since there's an elevator in Riomaggoire to get from the train station to the main area, I assume there are lots of steps up. Maybe not-it may just be a very steep incline???

We're staying at Edi's if anyone knows about it.

LucieV Jun 8th, 2007 03:58 PM

Honestly, donw, I don't remember the steps at Riomaggiore. Maybe because we went there <i>after</i> going to Corniglia!

In any case, if I were you, I'd contact Edi's and ask them about your issues.

I love Riomaggiore, btw. Peaceful, sweet.

Enjoy your trip!

Henry Jun 8th, 2007 05:21 PM

There is a fairly steep incline up to where Edi's apartment are located but then there are four or five flights of steps up to the apartments. Some require more flights then others.


donw Jun 9th, 2007 05:36 AM

OK, tks.

We have an apt on the 1st floor due to the fact that Edi and others have said the stairs up to the 4th floor are rough.

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