The Coast land, rough and steep, after the Gulf
, north of Portovenere
, has for
centuries been cultivated with grapes vines and olive trees. We are
talking here about the Cinque Terre, where the intense sent of aromatic
herb mixes with the fresh sea air.
Cinque Terre, five villages like five jewels: Riomaggiore, Manarola,
Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, with brightly-coloured houses, steps
descending steeply to the sea, roads carved through the rocks such as
"via dell'Amore" ("the path of Love") between
Riomaggiore and Manarola.