Over EZ with Rick

Cinque Terre

Each of us has a place we go to when times get tough. When we have those bad days at work, or things are making us crazy in our lives, it's the place we close our eyes and escape to. In the Narnia stories you enter this world through the wardrobe, but for most of us it's a quick daydream away. I'd like to suggest you add the Via dell' Amore to that list of places that will touch your soul. There are five villages that make up the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. Cinque Terre literally means five lands and the villages are as unique as five seperate lands. Between Riomaggiore and Manarola is a wonderful walk known as the Lover's Walk, or Via dell' Amore. It is magical. The beautiful Mediterranean is below you with it's amazing blues and greens. The cliffs above you are lined with terraced gardens and olive trees, and you know with every footstep you are someplace special. I've posted a couple photos of the Cinque Terre on the website though I doubt they do it much justice. It's remarkable to know that in a world that seems so unfriendly at times, and changing so fast other times, that there are still places like this. If you see me staring off into space and smiling...more than usual...you'll know right where I am!!

10/13/2010 10:50PM
Cinque Terre
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