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Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside. The Cinque Terre area is a very popular tourist destination. (source Wikipedia) I only got to spend one day here, which is just not enough. I plan to go back in the near future, and spend more time wondering around and seeing the place in a little more depth.

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Monarola IMG_2168


This is a photograph of Monarola taken from the path on the opposite side of the bay. It shows some of the distinctive characteristics of the...
Monarola Bay IMG_2152

Monarola Bay

I don't know that bay is the correct term, but this photograph shows the rocks and bridge in the front of the village.
Boat Street IMG_2170

Boat Street

This is a photograph of the street through the center of the village. It is lined with boats and shops and restaurants. I suppose it might be...
Riomaggiore IMG_2176


This is the village of Riomaggiore. It was the second village that we visited. The photograph show the houses built on the rocks right down to the...
Vernazza IMG_2211


As you come around the coast into the village of Vernazza, you see part of the old castle wall built right into the rocks, which has now been turned...
Vernazza Hardor IMG_2213

Vernazza Hardor

This is a photograph of tiny Vernazza harbor. Immediately across is the church, and the village courtyard.
Vernazza Harbor from the Tower IMG_2235

Vernazza Harbor from the Tower

High above the village is the old castle tower, which one can climb. Very narrow stairs, and you don't want to meet someone going down while you are...
Vernazza from the Tower IMG_2134

Vernazza from the Tower

Turning slightly to the right from the harbor picture is this picture of the village of Vernazza and some of the surrounding terraced hills. I can...
Stairway IMG_2242


Photograph of a stairway and door at the landing. The stairs turn, and continue up. I saw this stairway on my way up to the top of the tower at...

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