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Province of La Spezia
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Monterosso al Mare
Cinque Terre
Mediterranean Sea
Italian Riviera

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Italy - Monterosso al Mare

Italy - Monterosso al Mare
The Cinque Terreis a string of five old fishing villages perched high on the rugged coastline of the east end of the Italian Riviera in Liguria. Until recently they were linked only by mule tracks and accessible only by rail or water. Nowadays Cinque Terre is a UNESCO Heritage Site. It's also one of the most sought-after travel destinations in all of Italy. The five villages are no longer the isolated hamlets they once were, but there’s still a feeling of authenticity, with few roads and perfectly preserved architecture.

Monterosso al Mare - the most populated village of Cinque Terre - is divided into two parts, divided by a pedestrian tunnel. To the west the residential; area with a long sandy beach, railway station, hotels and restaurants. To the east the old town with a small harbour and beach and the typical tower-houses painted with bright colours and narrow medieval alleys.

A first settlement is mentioned in the 9th century. Shortly after the year 1000, the inhabitants began to descend into the natural inlet and the small town began to increase in number and was protected by town walls. In 1545 the village was the victim of a terrible raid by Barbary pirates led by the Ottoman corsair Dragut. With the arrival of Napoleon, Monterosso followed the vicissitudes of French domination and the birth of the Kingdom of Italy.

Monterosso al Mare was the last village in Cinque Terre we visited. To be honest it was the least exciting of the five villages. It feels more like an "average" summer resort with its long beach and several hotels.
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Pedrocut, Misou 49, Maria W., Denis Croissant and 39 other people have particularly liked this photo

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Guydel club
Superbe endroit que ces "Cinq Terres" ! Bonne journée !
4 weeks ago.
Schussentäler club
Urlaubsfeeling pur - Da möchte man gleich wieder den Koffer packen und verreisen
4 weeks ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
4 weeks ago.
Annemarie club
a wonderful collage
4 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Superbe compilation bien collée et joliment partagée.
Bonne journée.
4 weeks ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbes images de ton merveilleux voyage !
Bonne journée. Amitiés
4 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A beautiful collage Jaap.
4 weeks ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
A beautiful evocative collage!
4 weeks ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A lovely set of images Jaap I like the steps best, a camera would be a good excuse to stop halfway up :)) enjoy your day
4 weeks ago.
 Stephan Fey
Stephan Fey club
Very pretty series, Jaap!
4 weeks ago.
 Stefani Wehner
Stefani Wehner club
Superbes prises!
4 weeks ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Seems to be a fantastic region. Fine series, Jaap ! Wish you a nice wednesday !
4 weeks ago.
 Günter Klaus
Günter Klaus club
Wow,deine Aufnahmen sind richtig schön lieber Jaap,da kann man deine Runde richtig mitgenießen :))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Nachmittag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni :))
4 weeks ago.
Gudrun club
Another excellent collage, Cinque Terre is just wonderful.
4 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
An excellent collage Jaap............with beautifully captured and colourful photos.

A very interesting narrative too..........as we have come to expect! Thanks for sharing.
4 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Very nice impressions, Jaap ! A fine set of pictures
4 weeks ago.
Pearl club
Très joli reportage, Jaap !
4 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Another beautiful shot and overall, a very fine series!
4 weeks ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Très bien présenté Jaap .
4 weeks ago.
Jean-Paul club
Tolle Collage, Jaap.
Meistens sieht man diese Stadt von der gegenüber liegenden Seite, deshalb bin ich doppelt froh über deine Bilder, welche ein schönes Ambiente wiedergeben.
4 weeks ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beautiful collage.
4 weeks ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Jolie balade dans ce bel endroit !!
4 weeks ago.
 Nathalie D
Nathalie D club
Superbe collage !
4 weeks ago.
 Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion club
A lovely series of photos of beautiful scenes, Jaap. Love the collage presentation.
4 weeks ago.
Esther club
Beautiful capture of scenes from this old village.
4 weeks ago.
 Falk Preusche
Falk Preusche club
Nice collage.
4 weeks ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
superbes vues et collage********************
4 weeks ago.
 Venance Schoutens
Venance Schoutens club
Mooie collage! Wij zijn er een aantal jaren geleden ook geweest, erg mooi daar!
4 weeks ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
3 weeks ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Schöne Aufnahmen!
3 weeks ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
eine schöne Postkarte
3 weeks ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
More beautiful views of this picturesque and charming village, beautifully coloured and bordered by the sea...
3 weeks ago.
 Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant club
Splendid views Jaap!
3 weeks ago.

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