The Cinque Terre.

First of all I would like to state that I have never been anywhere more beautiful than the Cinque Terre.

The Cinque Terre is a stretch of coast line around the western side of Tuscany, Italy.

It is made up of a string of old Italian villages along the coast line. The houses themselves decorate the hillside and the cliff, so each village is filled with hidden and winding staircases.

The five villages to visit along the Cinque Terre are;

  • Monterosso al mare
  • Riomaggiore
  • Manarolla
  • Vernazza
  • Corniglia

Monterosso is at the oldest village dating back to AD, however, for me it was especially lovely to visit Monterosso as I my parents & grandparents have very fond memories of the village.

To visit all of the villages you can either take the train line which stretches the coast from La Spezia along the Cinque Terre, or you can walk from one village to the next along the cliff side.

Each village is a little different but just as pretty. And I have never been anywhere with such friendly locals.

But then how could you be unhappy when you live in a place like the Cinque-Terre?

If you have not been I would fully recommend it. However, because it is a protected area and tiny in size, during tourist season they have to limit the amount of visitors in the area.

Me and a group of friends made our last stop in Manarolla.

We walked a little way up the cliff side and watched the sunset, I was so relaxed I could have fallen asleep!

Cinque-Terre I will be back before the year is out!

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Look below for a little slideshow of photos from the trip. Not all of the photos are mine, so thank you Ines for your beautiful photography as usual.

http://inmydesert.tumblr.com/

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