Cinque Terre

Cinque TerreI know … we have seen a million photos like this, but it can’t be helped ~ Cinque Terre, with its five colourful sea villages nestled into the Italian northwest coast is simply one of the most charming areas to be found anywhere.

This image shows Riomaggiore as we passed by on a boat ride which started in Monterosso. We stopped in Vernazza for gelato (go figure!), and in Portovenere for lunch, before heading back by boat again to Monterosso.

The serious runner in our group (a couple or more Boston and other marathons under his belt) ran the path from Monterosso to Vernazza where he was to join us lesser mortals taking the boat. He almost didn’t make it. The path was much more difficult than he’d imagined. He was the last one on the boat as the crew were pulling up anchor. Sadly, he missed the chance to have gelato. 😦

Meanwhile, I held my own. Careful not to overwhelm my recovering adrenal system, I remained low key. Still, I enjoyed the opportunity to be out on the water with our friends and to enjoy the pretty coastline.

After the two-and-a-half hour drive back to the villa we happily hit the infinity pool and cooled down as the setting sun disappeared behind Tuscan hills.

Day's End

Such a beautiful day …

Thanks for visiting,



©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

8 thoughts on “Cinque Terre

  1. One of the places in Italy I’ve always wanted to go. I do think you have experienced enough gelato to write a nice blog post on the subject, Dorothy! 🙂 Beautiful photos, as always.

    • It was a blistering hot day when we visited Cinque Terre. Colour were greatly muted by heat haze. But this one seemed to work. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll check out your website soon. 🙂

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