Monday, April 23, 2012

Cinque Terre

For Easter, I went to the most romantic place ever, The Five Lands, a national park that figures in the Unesco World Heritage Site.
A jewel located on the coast of the Italian Riviera where five little villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riommagiore hoisted on rocks face the calm waves of the Mediterranean sea. Red ocher terraces are built up to the cliffs and overlook the immensity of the skyline. It took us 5 hours to connect the different villages as cars cannot reach them from the outside.
Last october, Vernazza was severely affected by torrential rains and the village is still devastated. It was swallowed by a gigantic landslide and all the mud rests at the bottom of the village just below the church. What a nice weekend out of time !

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