Tuesday, October 7

cinque terre





Stop No. 5: Cinque Terre

The five, once-secluded oceanside towns making up the Cinque Terre are hot, hot hotter than ever---and in more ways than one. First, because every cruise ship and tourist seems to stop here (unlike last time I visited in '01) and because I almost passed out from heat exhaustion hiking (read: high-stepping) from Vernazza to Corniglia. But it's all worth it. Especially if gelato is involved. There's no place like these: cute beaches, colorful townships, blue ocean views, oceanside walks, charming vistas and a genuine attempt at remaining somewhat authentic....

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ferardandy said...

wow. i'm so jealous. those photos are amazing!

dolce vita said...

I looove the Cinque Terre!!! seeing your pictures reminded me of the summer of my life... my dolce vita when I was 19. Lovely! thanks for taking me back. Gelato, i miss you!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh those pictures are breathtaking. I was just in Italy last March and we didn't have time to go to Cinque Terre. I heard that the hiking can be a bit rough there. My sister did it when she was studying abroad and it was one of her favorite trips.

I hope you treated yourself to lots of Gellato. I loved the Gellato with the BACI chocolate in them. Yum

laceyJ. said...

SO pretty, Ali! Love your photos.

allison said...

stunning photos ali!

Jessica said...

Your photos are amazing. I think they are stunning and I am so jealous!!

platinum blonde said...

your photos are stunning! :)

Ann Marie said...

Seriously, Ali. You are oh so talented. Thanks for sharing beautiful things.