The long and narrow pastel color houses, perched on the rocks overlooking the blue Tyrrhenian Sea, are one of the most distinctive features of the Italian Cinque Terre.The 5 lovely villages along the stunning coastal path, from which the name ‘Cinque Terre‘ derives, look like a lovely watercolor, the tiny little streets with the ubiquitous laundry hanging out the windows are charming and the little wooden boats evoke the close by past of a harsh region populated by fishermen, winemakers and farmers, working hard to ensure their own subsistence.Every town has its own charm, but Vernazza occupies a special place in my heart. 19 Responses Jodi September 5, 2011 Lovely photo! Jodi recently posted..This is Really Happening! Reply waitinginthedark September 5, 2011 Thank you, Jodi! Reply Barbara April 11, 2011 This is really a nice picture! Hope to visit Vernazza soon! Ciao Barbara Barbara recently posted..Viareggio Carnival 2011 from a political point of view Reply Robin | My Melange March 30, 2011 Magical photo Simone. Robin | My Melange recently posted..Historic Cafes of Venice Reply waitinginthedark March 31, 2011 It’s the place that is magic! Reply Donna Hull October 9, 2010 So beautiful and a photographer’s dream. I’ll be walking part of the coastal path in October. I’m hoping we see your favorite village, Vernazza. Donna Hull recently posted..Saturday’s scene- Recyclable Scarecrow Reply waitinginthedark October 10, 2010 I look forward to see Alan’s (if I understood well, he is the official wonderful photographer…) shots! Enjoy your Italian journey. Such a pity we won’t meet… Reply Lori September 22, 2010 Wow – it looks amazing! I can understand why this place occupies a special place in your heart, Simon! Great photo! Reply admin September 23, 2010 Yes, Vernazza really has some kind of magic. Thank you Lori. Hugs! Reply Steve September 10, 2010 That’s a beautiful photo. It really is like a watercolor painting. Reply admin September 18, 2010 @Steve, @nothingprofound and @Mark – Huge thanks for the lovely comments. Hope you’ll stop by again soon. Reply nothingprofound September 9, 2010 Breathtaking view! There is much beauty in this world. Reply Mark H September 9, 2010 Super photogenic villages. I wrote an article (http://www.travel-wonders.com/2008/05/hiking-confection-villages-cinque-terre.html) some time ago describing walking the path between the villages (magic day) including some photos. Reply Gray September 8, 2010 Gorgeous! Reply waitinginthedark September 9, 2010 Thank you, Gray. Indeed the place is amazing! Reply Juno September 7, 2010 Absolute gorgeous!! Look at the color!! Oh my god. Please take me there!! Reply waitinginthedark September 7, 2010 As soon as your virtual RTW becomes true and you’ll come and visit me in Italy, I’ll bring you there! A big hug! Reply ciki September 7, 2010 yes it truly is beautiful like a watercolor painting! well spotted simon;) Reply waitinginthedark September 7, 2010 Thank you Ciki! When you’ll come, I’ll bring you here! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.Name* Email* WebsiteComment Powered by sweet Captcha Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.