June 16, 2009 – Manarola

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

This is Manarola, it’s a small village in northwestern Italy. It’s part of Cinque Terre (which translates into something like “5 villages”) which is a national-park-y type thing along the Mediterranean coast. All 5 are little old-style villages made up of colorful buildings crammed together among the cliffs. 4 out of the 5 are right on the water, and the 5th is up on the hill a little ways. You can drive to most of them, but not *in* to any of them.

Julie and I were there a couple years back for Trevor and Heather’s wedding. They got married in Vernazza, so that’s where we stayed. We were in Cinque Terre for 4 days or so, and it was AMAZING. This picture was I think taken on the day of the actual wedding. Trevor and I had some time to kill before the ceremony, so we hopped on the train and visited a couple of the towns. As hinted at a few days ago, I think the midday lighting hurts the picture, but if that’s the only time you can be somewhere, you take what you get.

Several weeks ago I posted a picture of hiking in the national park. That was the week after we were here. In between, we visited Monte Carlo for a couple nights, then headed up to Torino. More on that later…

Map: http://tinyurl.com/lumopg

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300 mm lens.  1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200.  Focal length: 28mm.

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    […] Vernazza, one of the five villages that make up Cinque Terre in northwestern-ish Italy. I’ve covered this ground before, so I won’t do that here. But, this is the town where Julie and I stayed when Trevor and […]

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    Marie June 3, 2010

    love those colorful houses, very nice

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    […] To me spominja na smu?iš?a na avstrijskem Koroškem, kjer (samo v slovenš?ini) piše: “Pred ko?o prepovedano jesti s seboj prinešeno hrano.” V Cinque Terrah je absolutno preve? nemogo?ih ameriških turistov.Ampak to sploh ni najve?ji problem. To je destinacija, kjer me poleti ne bodo ve? videli, razen ?e mi pla?ajo no?itve in dnevnice po 50 evrov. Ho?em povedat, da je tam verjetno super hodit od mesta do mesta v toplem pomladanskem vremenu, ko celo uspe kakšna dobra panoramska fotografija, kot je recimo tale. In ko bom tam naslednji?, bom gotovo vpla?al tudi izlet z ladjo. Namre?, ko si enkrat med zidovi, se ti mesto ne zdi ni? posebnega, ?e si že bil v Sieni, San Gimignanu, celo Gradežu.1 Iz morja pa je vse skupaj videti tako. […]

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    Serge January 19, 2011

    I’ll have to add that place to my list of places I want to visit. :)

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    kay June 10, 2011

    It looks like a water color painting. It’s magnificent. Thank you for sharing this one..

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    Joshua October 8, 2011

    I love Italy. I only wish I had a digital camera when I lived there. I have some good pictures, but they are all prints and negatives.

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    Sasidhar October 26, 2011

    Looks like god’s painting. Very beautiful

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    Indra Dian Supitra December 30, 2011

    colorful picture
    this pic makes me wanna go to italy :)

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