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Near Livorno, the Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

The Cinque Terre is noted for its beauty. Over centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible "modern" development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach it from the outside. It is a very popular tourist destination.

Tying up at the Dock

In transit at bus stop

Town on the Mountainside

All the way to the Shore

Walkway along the seashore

Looking back along the walkway

Looking forward along walkway

Built on a Cliff

Livorno Back Street

Cinque Terre Architecture

Cinque  Terre Tanning

Family Garden

Fishing gear in village

Friday morning in Manarolo

Graffiti in tunnel to Riomaggiore

Laundry Day


Beauty and thee Bridge

Door to a Secret Garden

Room with a View

Another Mysterious Door

Class Trip

Town Directory

Curious Neighbors

Living on the side of a mountain

Livorno dock at dawn

Manarola cemetary

Mining Carrara Marble

Riomaggiore-only boat traffic

Vernazza stone church

Stranger in a strange land

The colors of Cinque Terre

Manarola view from the top

Mural at Riomaggiore

Yellow boat

Cliffside Walkway

Photographer Photographed

Boating Town

View from the Sea

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