Saturday, 20 October 2012

Sights on a Saturday

The photos of Italy continue for Sights on a Saturday.

This week, the reminiscing is of the beautiful, enchanting Cinque Terre or 'Five Lands' - five little villages hugging the cliffs along the Ligurian coast of the 'Italian Riviera'.

We set out early in the morning and walked the trail between the five villages. It was impossible for me to say which was the most picturesque village as each town had so much charm and beauty.

The photo below is of Vernazza. It is the 4th village along if you are approaching from La Spezia. The town was full of narrow streets, little town squares and pink houses.

Below is Manarola - the 2nd village on the trail. I remember Manarolo for its little swimming cove, busy harbour and great gelato.  Manarola is also surrounded by ancient steep terraces of vineyards and olive trees. The pastel colour palette of the houses was a beautiful sight against the turquoise of the ocean.

I spotted a lovely jewellery shop in this town too!

Here is Via dell'Amore or 'Lovers' Lane' which is on the path between Manarola and Riomaggiore (1st village). Rumour has it that sweethearts living in these isolated little villages used this part of the path for their secret 'meetings'.

I hope to return to walk the Cinque Terre trail again one day!


  1. Spectacular pics - thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much Larissa. Cinque Terra is such a special place....I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.