October 29, 2012

The City

If you ever have the opportunity to travel to Cinque Terre in Italy, do it!  Five villages located on the rugged Ligurian Sea coastline.  (Monterosso al Mare, Vernaazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.)  Hiking paths, trains and boats connect the villages.  Cars cannot reach them from the outside.  Starting at Monterosso al Mare, we hiked through the five villages to Riomaggiore.  The hike took us about 4-1/2 hours.  We decided to take the train back to Monterosso al Mare.   It was a great experience.


"Blue Depth" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art.

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16 comments:

Anns Art said...

What a beautiful place, love all those coloured buildings nestled together.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Wow!! Unique and so beautiful
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SueAnn

Kia said...

How lovely! :)
Cinque Terre are marvelous, aren't they? Even after the horrible flood of last year.

Cheryl said...

The texture adds just the right touch of elegance to what is already a beatuiful place (and photo).

Danielle said...

This place is amazing...such a great photo!!!

nonamedufus said...

Must be a great view from those houses. Lovely looking place.

life in the mom lane said...

That is beautiful- how lucky you were to be able to visit there!

V said...

darn, i've been to italy and now i have to go back. seriously i saw NOTHING like this. outstanding!

laughingmom said...

That is spectacular , such a great photo. I need to get out more....

meleah rebeccah said...

WHOA!! Going to Italy at least ONCE in my lifetime is totally on my bucket list.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Okay, you've succeeded in making me sick with jealousy. I've wanted to make that exact hike myself for about a decade now, but my wife's illnesses have prevented us from traveling. What a beautiful country Italy is. Someday....

Tami Von Zalez said...

I so love Italy and would return in a nanosecond ~

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Ziva said...

Wow. What an incredibly beautiful place! Amazing.

Katherine said...

Oh my goodness, it is like a fairy tale! It doesn't even look real - so gorgeous!

Linda Kittmer said...

Oh Pat, this is such a beautiful image. I must add this place to my bucket list. The hike between these towns sounds wonderful!

Paula Wooters said...

Ah, to be in Italy... at any season. Just lovely!