I am sharing here with you one of my favourite places in Italy, the Cinque Terre region of Northern Italy. The Italian Riviera along the Mediterranean Sea. It is my favourite because Cinque Terre still maintains its old world charm, it colourful buildings, small town atmosphere, very down to earth and most of all its clean, emerald waters that sparkles like diamonds when hit by the Sun. Visiting here a few years ago was one of my best summer vacation ever. I got sun burnt which has never happened to me since I was a child refusing to come in after swimming in the beach. I will hopefully return to Cinque Terre again.
The region of Cinque Terre or Five Lands in English are coastal towns located in the Liguria region of Italy. The closest largest city is Milan and also west of La Spezia. In order to discover the Cinque Terre, one can start from La Spezia to join the Boat tours. The town of La Spezia is a charmer in itself. As you can see from the photos above, one can visit the Castle, the church and the colourful buildings are full of Italian Trattorias where one can dine al fresco discovering and savouring the delicious Italian/Ligurian cuisine and wine.
The locals have worked hard for centuries to tend to their vineyards to produce one of the best Italian wines in the Northern region of Italy. They also produce olives in these terraces.
The Mediterranean Sea here is just so emerald green and beautiful that I just wanted to dive in!
The wine here is superb with a salty taste to it because of the vineyards along the hills are facing the Mediterranean Sea.
May you all have an exciting summer weekend!