07 November 2014

Live and Let Die in Liguria


Liguria, otoczona górami i morzem, jest krajem ludzi mocnych i powściągliwych, twardych jak skała, a jednocześnie łagodnych, życzliwych i gościnnych. Jest to kraina kontrastów, z górami o urwistych skałach, łagodnymi pagórkami z gajami oliwnymi i tarasowato rozłożonymi winnicami, które schodzą do morza.

("Liguria. Nadmorski ogród" - Anne Conway, Giuliana Manganelli) 





































... And in the end, 

The love you take 

Is equal to the love you make. 


(Lennon / McCartney) 























The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Over centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside.


Cinque Terre - Liguria - Italy, November 2010