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Destination: Cinque Terre

October 23, 2012 by Anna / 1 Comment

“.. just south of Portofino, five towns on the Ligurian Sea maintain the charm and character of Italian villages of the past. Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are the pastel towns that make up Cinque Terre (five lands). They are vintage settlements where life moves in the key of easy — each town clinging

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Vernazza, 9 Months After the Flood

July 31, 2012 by Anna / 0 Comments

Walking through Vernazza, 9 months after the day of its flood, for me was touching. The videos of the torrential rain and the massive flooding happened on October 2011 which killed three residents, damaging the town and terrorizing people are alive in my mind.

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Best Beaches in Liguria: Where to Go

June 6, 2012 by Anna / 1 Comment

The Italian Riviera has nearly 200 miles of coastline. It climbs from Ventimiglia in the west, sweeps around Genoa, and finishes just past the Cinque Terre, five famous villages with unique vineyards overlooking the Mediterranean sea. The Ligurian coast is very easy to reach if you are coming from Milan and it is just about

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The Unknown Heroes – Riomaggiore

May 9, 2011 by Anna / 3 Comments

When you arrive in Riomaggiore village, in front of the very modern Tourist Information Office, look at the huge colourful mural by Silvio Benedetto. The mural tells the story of the men and women who over several generations and thousands of years built and maintained more than eight million cubic meters of dry stone walls

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382 Steps to Corniglia

May 4, 2011 by Anna / 2 Comments

Corniglia is the only village in the Cinque Terre that is not by the sea. This little charming village is located on a hundred of meters high steep promontory and it is the smallest of the five villages, about 245 habitants!

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