Cinque Terre – the five pearls of Ligurian Riviera

The Cinque Terre area, an UNESCO jewellery, is a beautiful collection of green hilly landscapes, deep blue waters, colourful old houses and chatty locals (at least our host was one of the chattiest people I’v ever met). The five villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare offer a wonderful sense of calm and idyllic lifestyle, suspended in time and broken only by the train whistle, which connects the five villages, accessible also by foot along a cliff edge pathway, known as Sentiero Azzuro (“Light Blue Trail”).  Continue reading