Cruising in Cinque Terre, Italy

Happy New Year 2012! I hope you are having a wonderful start of the year. I can't complain until now but still hoping for a very great 2012 with more travels. I am happy to share my first entry for 2012. Let me share to you about one of the most beautiful trip I had last year. This was in Cinque Terre, the five coastal villages in the Italian region of Liguria. These five villages include Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso which belong to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

After our short sightseeing in Monterosso (I love the beautiful white beaches here), we boarded a boat for a short cruise going to Riomaggiore. We also a short sightseeing in this lovely village. On the main street of Riomaggiore, you can find an assortment of cafes, bars, restaurants, and of course, gelaterie. There are also alimentari shops selling the typical yummy Italian fare: fresh fruit (strawberries, cherries, and nespole), an assortment of salumi (salami, mortadella and the like), cheeses, olives, etc.

We proceeded to Vernazza after Riomaggiore boarding a train. This is where we spent the rest of the day. It was so far a lovely trip seeing some of the beautiful coastal areas in Liguria, Italy. I hope I can have more travels for this year.

the boat where we had a short cruise from Monterosso to Riomaggiore last spring 2011.

the beautiful beach in Monterosso, one of the Cinque Terre in Luguria, Italy.

some buildings in Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy.

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Anonymous said...

picturesque locales. spectacular trip.

happy new year.

angie said...

Looks like an amazing trip. I'm jealous. :)

Happy New YEar!

Kim, USA said...

Wow it's a very beautiful place. Happy New Year!

Watery Wednesday

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures for the day and I love that BLUE water! Hope your new year is filled with lots of beauty like this and lots of love and friendship!


Lainy said...

Amazing captures! I wish to go to these places too one day!

Happy New Year!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Such a beautiful smooth pristine stretch of beach!

Prettymom said...

how i wish i can visit this place as well, but anyway you surely had a blast while in this place, visiting for OT, i hope you can visit my OT share at

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Gorgeous images....and I love your masterpiece of a background for your blog too.

A walk around OSO BAY

NatureFootstep said...

nice beach. :)

Lainy said...

WOWWW! I only see these places in magazines. I dream of visiting places such as this one day.

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See you around!

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful view and beautiful beach...looks so fun :-) visiting from Orange Tuesday, hope that you can return the favor too.

Redlane Geraine said...

beautiful place! love that Monterosso Beach. visiting from OT.

Margaret Almon said...

I think I would love Italy and all the warm colors!

sHeNgKaY said...

love that second photo..
Thanks for joining OT 30th Edition. Hope you could join OT 32nd edition still open till Saturday..

Mel Cole said...

wow, how i wish i can travel the world and see those parts in Europe :) visiting from OT.