Imagine the Azzure Ligurian Sea in North Italy - the rocky cliffs that jutt out of the water (2000-3000 ft) surrounded by lush grenery & vineyards. In between that natural landscape, is situated five little quaint fishing villages (called Cinque Terre) named Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza & Monterosso Al Mare. I went in late January and so it was cold and I saw snow on top of the mountains. I stayed in Riomaggiore. I have to say this is truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever gone to in all of my travels. Thanks for your visit to my photo album and I hope you find my camera 'work' satisfying.
Date(s): Jan 25th & 26th, 2007. Album by Aroni Banerjee. Photos by Aroni Banerjee. 1 - 16 of 66 Total. 1718 Visits.
enlarge 70KB, 640x480 1 Vernazza!! From the top as I am finishing my hike towards it from Corniglia
enlarge 100KB, 640x480 2 Stunning views of Corniglia as it emerges from ... within the trees as I finish my hike from Volastra
enlarge 51KB, 640x480 3 Manarola: From a distance
enlarge 78KB, 640x480 4 Main Square in Manarola Where the boats are docked in a patio
enlarge 81KB, 480x640 5 me at the Manarola harbor (sea level)
enlarge 53KB, 640x480 6 The rugged cliffs View of the Liguria and the cliffs as we start the "Walkway of Love" (Villa D'Amore)
enlarge 58KB, 640x480 7 Cinque Terre Day 2 Awesome 098
enlarge 56KB, 640x480 8 The house where I stayed (room on top to the right) Next to a 18th century church in Riomaggiore, 45 euros a night with breakfast! :)
enlarge 42KB, 640x480 9 Village of Manarola Houses are literally built into the rocks and notice how they are all using a certain vibrant earthy color pattern
enlarge 61KB, 640x480 10 Parts of Villa'D Amore Built literally into the rockface
enlarge 87KB, 640x480 11 Villa'D Amore (walkway of love) This very romantic walkway was built in the 60s hugging the ridgeline
enlarge 71KB, 640x480 12 From a verandah in Corniglia
enlarge 74KB, 640x480 13 Notice the snow.... in the background...with the seaside cliffs in the foreground
enlarge 64KB, 640x480 14 Do you see Manarola in the distance? Against the light blue background of the Ligurian sea?
enlarge 40KB, 640x480 15 Me in seaside hilltop in Corniglia With the village of Manarola behind in the distance