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Oh, Cinque Terre. With its emerald green tree-topped hills, brightly colored homes crawling up to the sky, steep drops of gray cliffs and a pounding (at times) blue Ligurian Sea, this gorgeous slice of Italian seaside is one of the most renowned — and recognized — places in the world.

The beauty of hiking

Vernazza

The view from above

Hike in Cinque Terre

Love locks find their way all over the world. This one is on the trail from Vernazza to Monterosso.

One of the many spectacular views from the Vernazza - Monterosso hike.

One of the many spectacular views from the Vernazza – Monterosso hike.

From a different perspective: the water ferry

View in Cinque Terre

Taking the ferry gives you views like this.

The water ferry from Vernazza to Cinque Terre certainly doesn’t’ suck.

 

Porto Venere

The ferry ride from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere treats passengers to views like this.

 Porto Venere

Porto Venere

The stairs from the pier to the shops above … translated into black and white.

Fresh fruit for sale

Porto Venere

A shop owner stands outside, greeting passersby.

Porto Venere

Porto Venere

The sea from Porto Venere

Riomaggiore

The sweet life in Porto Venere

The sweet life in Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore

A lone bench in Riomaggiore

Vernazza

Vernazza

You never know what you will find tucked down little streets in Vernazza.

Vernazza

Buildings reflected in a puddle in Vernazza

Night in Vernazza

The sunset in Vernazza ... beautiful.

The sunset in Vernazza … beautiful.

shrine in Vernazza

A shrine in Vernazza

And more …

A bike in Cinque Terre

 

A statue in Cinque Terre

A sign in Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is known for its pesto and fresh seafood. Personally, I devoured all the pizza.

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