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.

20 Responses

    • waitinginthedark

      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…

  1. Lori

    Wow – it looks amazing! I can understand why this place occupies a special place in your heart, Simon! Great photo!

    • admin

      @Steve, @nothingprofound and @Mark – Huge thanks for the lovely comments. Hope you’ll stop by again soon.

    • waitinginthedark

      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!


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