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Cinque Terre, Italy: A Visual Narrative

5.15.2016
Cinque Terre Italy
Cinque Terre Italy
Cinque Terre Italy
Cinque Terre Italy
Cinque Terre Italy
Cinque Terre Italy
Cinque Terre Italy
Cinque Terre Italy
Cinque Terre Italy
Cinque Terre Italy
Cinque Terre Italy
Cinque Terre Italy
Cinque Terre Italy

Like many other visitors of the Cinque Terre National Park, I wanted to see for myself the picturesque fishing villages, their colorful homes stacked upon one another edging over steep cliffsides that tumble down into the turquoise blue waters of the Ligurian Sea... 

What I discovered when moving between and within the five small towns, through their steep narrow footpaths and hilltop vistas is much more than the magnificent puzzle of gelato-hued buildings. The surrounding area is a delicately woven landscape ablaze with diverse flora, bountiful fruit trees, flourishing vineyards sculpted over centuries on uneven terrain by the hands of man, and an endless expanse of pristine blue waters... a harmoniously intimate dialogue between man and nature.

The Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, described as "a landscape of exceptional scenic quality that illustrates a traditional way of life that has existed for a thousand years and continues to play an important socio-economic role in the life of the community."


13 comments

  1. Stunning. You've captured the place so beautifully.

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  2. Top of the bucket list! You took beautiful photos.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  3. Oh, how beautiful! Awesome photos, all of them. <3

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  4. Perfection! I feel as though I could look at that landscape and see something new every time. Plus, the sea does look turquoise!

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  5. What a baeutiful place! Great post

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  6. What a beautiful scene! I can only imagine how it must have felt to be there. Thanks for the tour!

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  7. Your posts give me such deep wanderlust!

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  8. One of the most engaging places I have ever been! Your images took me right back! The lush, steep hillsides and the lemon trees -- ah! SO picturesque!

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    1. The blog post from your visit was a huge factor in my putting Cinque Terre high on my travel list Sharon, thank you!

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  9. Love, love, love!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2016/05/under-construction.html

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  10. Thank you all so much for your very kind comments! :)

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  11. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing your journey and giving us a wonderful visual feast.

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