May 23, 2012

Cinque Terre, Part 2

Manarola

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Hey guys! I’m so excited to share the rest of the Cinque Terre photos with you today! Today I’ve got our photos from Manarola and Riomaggiore, the two southern-most villages in the Cinque Terre. If you missed Monday’s photos featuring the other three villages, here it is! Tons more Cinque Terre photos there. :) So sorry about that. I was going through a little server upgrade, but it’s all good now. :)

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

I am absolutely smitten with these beautiful, tiny villages.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

The ocean, the fresh air, the small town charm, and of course all the fun, fun colors.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

This scene in Manarola is the first thing I ever remember seeing about Cinque Terre — Rainbow colored homes sitting on a cliff above crystal clear waters.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Heaven.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

So, so happy to be here.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

House on a cliff.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

See Monterosso way back there? :)

Riomaggiore

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Riomaggiore was so colorful and fun!

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

This place had so much charm.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

How cute are all those boats??

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

I loved just wandering around the cute villages, shopping, snacking on foccacia and pastries, and snapping photos.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

I couldn’t put my camera down!

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Laundry day in Riomaggiore :)

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

View from the rocks.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Hills of Riomaggiore.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Sun is starting to go down.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

This is the best, best spot in Cinque Terre to watch the sunset.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Keep scrolling and I’ll show you why…

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Sigh! Sunset in Riomaggiore. It sets right over the water. That’s Monterosso way back there next to the sun.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Ya’ll know I can’t resist a good sunset photo.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Colorful, clear night in Riomaggiore.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

I love seeing Monterosso back there, all lit up.

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Thanks so much for looking. I’ve got Tuscany photos coming up next week. :) Until next time, friends!



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73 Comments






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Ariadna May 23, 2012 at 5:36 am

amazing pictures!! That Italian region is wonderful! I guess you guys are enjoying your trip so much!
xo

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shelly (cookies and cups) May 23, 2012 at 5:57 am

The colors in those pictures are breathtaking! I can only imagine they were doubly beautiful in real life!

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh May 23, 2012 at 6:45 am

That place just does not even look real it’s so stunning! You’re a lucky girl Miss Amanda!

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Jodi May 23, 2012 at 7:01 am

Just a wonderful set of photos. Looks like you enjoyed every minute. The sunset was my favorite. Sometime you should share with us how you post photos and keep them sharp at the same time. I post photos on the web and they loose their sharpness and clarity.
But thanks for sharing these photos, they are simply amazing!!!

Jodi

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Amanda May 23, 2012 at 7:02 am

Thanks Jodi! Here’s how I do it :)

Saving and Sizing Your Images for Blogging

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Becky @ Farmgirl Paints May 23, 2012 at 7:12 am

holy cow are these even real? i can’t imagine a place so colorful and vibrant. i’m officially in love and adding it to my places to see before i die list. gorgeous!!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 23, 2012 at 7:17 am

Soooo pretty!! What lens did you use for these?!

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Amanda May 23, 2012 at 7:19 am

Thanks Katrina! If you click on the photo it will show you the camera, lens, and settings I used. :) Hope this helps!

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alyssa manno May 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

these pics are so beautiful they gave me the chills! thanks for sharing!

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Mary Anne Tomlinson May 23, 2012 at 9:07 am

Hi Amanda,
Loving me some sunset photos! All of the photos from your trip to Italy have been stunning. Good job!

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Jodi May 23, 2012 at 9:12 am

“Thanks Jodi! Here’s how I do it :)”

Saving and Sizing Your Images for Blogging

Thanks Amanda for the info, I realized after I posted my comment that I had seen something like this on your blog, so I did go looking and found it. Excited to try it and see if my photos on my blog look better. Thanks again

Jodi

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Jodi May 23, 2012 at 9:15 am

Thanks Amanda for the info, I realized after I posted my comment that I had seen something on your blog about getting sharper photos on the internet/blog. Can’t wait to try it, also downloaded the photo effects I found too.

Jodi

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Alexandra May 23, 2012 at 10:02 am

Hi Amanda! I’m so glad you had an amazing time on your trip! I just wanted to ask how you got your pictures to be so vibrant! Your blues are so blue!! My pictures always turn out so dull and someone told me its all about post-processing! Do you do HDR photos or just post processing with Lightroom or Photoshop? Either way, they are amazing! Keep up the AWESOME work :) so jealous of your skills lol

<3 Alexandra

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Amanda May 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

Hi Alexandra! Here’s my Lightroom trick for blues :)

Kevin & Amanda Lightroom Tutorial

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Noelle Reese May 23, 2012 at 10:28 am

Now I can see them Thank you! Totally worht the wait! So very beautiful, it almost seems fake :)

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Karen May 23, 2012 at 10:28 am

Now I can see all the beautiful photos! Thanks, Amanda for fixing the glitch! :) You’re the bee’s knees! – Karen

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Lisa May 23, 2012 at 10:34 am

The colors are just surreal. Do you think the people who live there realize how blessed they are?

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Dora Panariti May 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm

STUNNING pictures, have I mentioned before? I guess yes, but Amanda, you surpassed yourself….!!!!!!!!!!

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Erin @ Texanerin Baking May 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

You were so lucky with the weather! Your pictures are beautiful. as always. They should use your shots on postcards instead of whatever they’re selling now. It seems like in Europe they’re using 20 year old pictures and the only exception so far has been Iceland. Weird. And yay, the Tuscany pictures are coming! I’ve been waiting. :)

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misjody May 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

OMG, crazy beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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Ruby Showalter May 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm

These pictures are heavenly!!! I so want to be there…and it’s going on my list of places to see! Thank you for sharing and keep them coming!!!

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Mitch May 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Will you be bored if I repeat what is on everyone’s mind? Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous.
We visited the Cinque Terre in the rain and did not see what you saw, although we were just happy to be there.
Again, your shots and the town, are gorgeous!

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Melissa M May 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Oh, my gosh! I’m so glad that I am NOT there – more than one day in Cinque Terre and I would get a job and buy a house – not necessarily in that order!

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Joan Nova May 23, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the sunset one.

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Maura May 23, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Wow, the colors in your photos are just breathtaking!! Makes me want to go back :)

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Belinda May 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm

These are beautiful pictures! I LOVE all the color!

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Trina May 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Beautiful Pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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Ryane May 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Amazing ……………. You captured its Beauty. Beautiful. Plus what everybody else said x’s 2.

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts May 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm

All the colors are just stunning! What an amazing trip!

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Stephany May 24, 2012 at 9:22 am

Amanda- I loved seeing them on Instagram, but I am in love with them here. Also, the yummy treats you got to sneak in! :D The pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!! I am so glad you and your husband got the honor to see that! Such a beauty! Thank you for sharing!!! :)

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Nicole May 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Okay, I’m going here, it’s settled. One day I will be there and watch that sunset…to die for! Una Vista Magnifca!

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Vanessa May 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Wow! Amazing photos! It looks too good to be true!

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Colleen Dugan May 25, 2012 at 10:20 am

I am so jealous.

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Grishma @ZaikaZabardast May 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

OMG!! The Sunset picture is stunning!!!

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Niki May 25, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Hi Amanda – Your pictures are amazing. I’m planning a trip to Cinque Terre in September and am even more excited to go after seeing your pictures. I saw your post about staying at Hotel Cinque Terre, did you stay at any other hotels you’d suggest?

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Susannah May 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm

The photos are amazing! Are they SOC or did you photoshop them?

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Sherry May 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Your photos are inspiring. Now I want to travel and take better photos!

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Clarice May 26, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Oh, my God! Thanks for show this beautiful place for us!

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Yvette May 26, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I am lovig all of your Italy photos!! I am headed there next Spring and am thinking aout Chinque Terre. Was it easy to get around from town to town? A lot of hiking or just stairs everywhere? Do tell!

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Amanda May 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Hi Yvette! It was very easy to get from town to town. There’s a local train that runs every 30-60 minutes and it’s only a 5 minute ride to the next town. The easiest train schedule to read is the big board at the station, although they have small printed ones to carry with you. If you’re in Monterosso or Riomaggiore (the northern and southernmost towns) make sure you get on a local train. There are fast trains that stop in both of those places that don’t make the local stops to the villages inbetween. Get a Cinque Terre card that will serve as your train ticket AND trail pass. Most of the hiking trails were closed due to the floods. The one between Riomaggiore and Manarola is open — very short and paved all the way. Highly recommended! The one between Monterosso and Vernazza is open as well. I think the rest were closed. There are lots of stairs and hills everywhere, especially in Corniglia! :) After we left Cinque Terre, we swore we would never climb another flight of stairs in our lives. :) I think stairs will always remind me of Cinque Terre now, lol! :)

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Yvette May 26, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Thank you so much Amanda! This certainly kicks off my homework on the upcoming trip! I know the stairs might kill me, but I cannot let that hold me back… right? Look how beautiful it is!

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Kendra May 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Amanda & Kevin- I was just looking at your photographs of Cinque Terre & my 5 year old son came up and said what’s that? I told him it was Cinque Terre in Italy. He then said “I wish I could be there.” My thoughts exactly. You captured it perfectly.

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Amy Wajda May 27, 2012 at 7:18 pm

WOW!! These Pictures are stunning!!!!

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Bev @ Bev Cooks May 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm

BEAUUUUTIFUL. What did you eat while you were there?! I would love to have seen up close and personal cafe shots of food and streets!

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Viola May 30, 2012 at 6:51 am

Dear You!

:)

As a silent reader of Yours for some ages decided to get you to know about it.
Hugs from Hungary, if you have some more time to spend in Europe feel free to visit Budapest, you are always welcome at my house.

Cheers!
Viola

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Kathy Nellis May 30, 2012 at 8:45 am

Beautiful pictures – would love to be there, too. Glad you had a great time and got some pictures of you both there:-)

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Janine June 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW those photos are stunning and the colours wow…I must go there.

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Shelley Menhennet June 2, 2012 at 4:16 am

Thank you so much for sharing these amazing photos. it has been a drool worthy pleasure looking through them!
Shelley

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june gilroy July 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

all I can say is a big WOW…. these photos are so unreal, it’s looks like a postcard…:) hopefully some day I might get to visit there….your so lucky to have been there.. :))

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Annalee August 20, 2012 at 9:16 am

Stunning colors and photos!! What kind of camera are you using? So lovely to find another beautiful travel blog!

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Natalie September 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I love your pics. My husband and I are planning a trip to Italy, but have no idea where to start. I deffinatly want to go there, that village is amazing.. Can I ask you what travel agency you used? Any suggestions you may have for us to help us plan a trip that will give me pictures like these? I would appreciate any help… Thanks so much !!
Natrat72@aol.com

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Jaclyn October 28, 2012 at 1:34 am

Unbelievably gorgeous photos! I could only dream of taking such beautiful pictures. I totally admire your work, always stunning!

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Karen December 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Oh my! That’s all I can say….just oh my! Your pictures are absolutely stunning. We visited this region of Italy 3 years ago, but my pictures look nothing like yours. Would you mind if I asked you what post-processing program you use? I also shoot with a 7D although I was using a 40D when we traveled to Cinque Terra. I currently use Aperture but was wondering about purchasing Lightroom. I want my photos to look like yours! I shoot with the 17-55 lens for most of my landscapes.

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aussiebeachgirl December 25, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Amanda, you have just blown me away with your photos! I didn’t even know that Cinque Terra existed until I saw your pics, now I’m all fired up to visit it! It’s the kind of place that speaks to the soul, and I have a lot of soul-loving going on here! “Awesome” doesn’t do your pictures any justice. they’re OOTWP – out of this world perfect! Merry Xmas from Down Under. mwah, heather x

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Tina January 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Im new to your tutorial’s and blogs ,been following you for about four months.I’ve been trying to get caught up on all your trips!!I’ve always wanted to be a photographer!!! You have inspired me to start working on my love and art of photography. These shots you took are , are , im speechless!!! You have the best job in the world. You captured it WOW!! Your amazing!!! Your shots are like pieces of ART. Thank you for sharing this small piece of heaven. I look foward to all your travels and excellent tutorial’s. This is going on my bucket list

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Princess Genevieve February 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

I did yoga on that cliff to the left of Manarola! We stayed with Nicoletta right of the main drag there. Where did you guys stay while you were there? It was one of my most favorite places I’ve EVER been!

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Barry S April 10, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Hi,

After doing a search on Riomaggiore and other villages in the area I ended up here and am amazed by the beautiful photos. They are absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing.

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Barry S April 10, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Also, I have recently started photography – what type of camera did you use for these photos? Again, they are incredible photos. Thanks, Barry

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Tulan May 10, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Hello! great blog. I cam across searching for Cinque terre since we are visiting italy in June and you pics re beautiful. we are planning mostly tuscany and 1.5 days in rome. hope the weathe coperates.

I love love your pics and i wanted to know if you took this with your nikon what settings did u use. I have Nikon D3100 and I wanted to see if you would be able help me with setting . I use Vivid for pics and take Raw format and usually shoots in RAW mode. But i always loose sky and cloud details for some reason.

thank you for any advice and glad to find your blog it is AWESOME

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Janet August 15, 2013 at 8:21 pm

These photos are dizzyingly beautiful! I came across one of them on Pinterest, and have been clicking through your photos since! One question – Do you sell these or have them available to print somewhere? My daughter is looking for colorful artwork for her dorm room and she loved these.

Thank you!
Janet

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Mohammed August 26, 2013 at 2:54 am

Amanda,

Absolutely gorgeous pics. I’ll be there in a few weeks and am also an avid photographer. You said the “this is THE place to see the sunset.” Could you tell me the place please? Is it on the trail, from some vantage point, etc?

Really appreciate it!

Thanks!

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Amanda August 26, 2013 at 9:23 am

Hi Mohammed! Congratulations on your trip! If you go down by the boats in Riomaggiore, you’ll see a sidewalk up to the left that leads to a deck / overlook. You can get a great view of the city and the sunset from here. :) Safe travels!

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Jill December 2, 2013 at 12:34 am

Hello, I was just admiring your beautiful photos of Cinque Terre, and was wondering what type of camera you have. We are going to Europe in a few months and our current camera doesn’t take great photos. Thank you!

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tanaya December 30, 2013 at 11:12 am

Hey guys,
Fantastic blog and amazing pictures!

Am planning a trip to Cinque Terre sometime in mid-April next year. I was wondering if it was easy to get to some of the vantage points for photographing the villages ? I understand that most of the hiking trails are still closed and I am planning to take the trains between the villages.

Any pointers to reach such vantage points would be greatly appreciated :)

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Zana@GreenGlobalTravel February 22, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Gorgeous! Love the vibrant colored buildings and the pure blue of the sea. Glad you enjoyed yourselves.

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Linda April 4, 2014 at 7:33 pm

I went to Cinque Terra back in the spring of 2003. I met a girl in my hostel and the two of us walked through 4 of the villages together. I then walked to the 5th one myself on a different day. It is so beautiful there. When I went, it was cloudy, so I didn’t see everything as colourful as when it is sunny, but it was still stunning. Here is a photo of me while there: http://blacklambphotography.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/travel-photography-self-portrait-cinque-terra11.jpg

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Stefanie April 6, 2014 at 1:01 am

Does anyone know what time the sun sets in CT in May? I can’t find a general time online. Thanks!!!

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Amanda April 20, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Here is the guide I use:

Sunset Times in May for Genoa, Italy

I couldn’t find the exact Cinque Terre location, but I could find the times for Genoa and Rome, and Cinque Terre is kind of in the middle, so that will give you a general idea. Then when you get closer to May, you can Google “what time is sunset in la spezia?” and it will tell you what time sunset is that night. (La Spezia is the nearest town to Cinque Terre.) Hope this helps!

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Nirlipta April 14, 2014 at 11:12 pm

When I saw this city picture for the first time, I actually thought its a work of great imagination and in real it does not exist!

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Ellice May 7, 2014 at 12:31 pm

I found your pictures of Riomaggiore, Italy. Would it be possible to purchase one of them? They are absolutely beautiful!

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Laura Hernandez May 30, 2014 at 5:42 am

Beautiful photos! I will be visiting Cinque Terre in a few weeks and look forward to snapping some photos half as lovely as yours. Thank you for sharing!

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Raid August 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

Hi Amanda, Hi Kevin,

My family and I have been planning ahead for next summer, and Cinque Terre seems to be our most likely target. I have two daughters (10 1nd 12),and it will be a family trip for us. I wondered what would be a good place for leaving our car before taking the train to one for the five towns?

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TechGyrl October 9, 2014 at 2:52 pm

These photos are breath taking. I’ve wanted to visit this region for years and this help qull my yearning.

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