The lucky people who live here are in the seventh heaven; those who have seen them for the first time discover Paradise.
The Cinque Terre is a wonderful rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. Wine and oil plantations frame a coast descending on the sea. Paths and mule tracks, which were used in the past to link towns, survive still today and they show beautiful naturalist ways. In 1997 Unesco declared the Cinque Terre a World Heritage Site. And it is true, since there is no place in the world like this. Mountains and coast seem to chase each other along a 18 km line of terracings, mountains, caves, beaches and villages.
You can breathe the scent of maritime pine, wild fennel and strawberry tree. Wonderful brooms greet pedestrians from a coast plunged in the sky. Many artists have celebrated the region in their works. In particular, Eugenio Montale who lived at Monterosso for many years.
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