Vernazza at Dusk (Cinque Terre, Italy)

Vernazza at Dusk - Cinque Terre, Italy

This is a ‘high dynamic range’ (HDR) image of the Cinque Terre village of Vernazza, Italy. This view is from the trail that connects Vernazza with Monterosso al Mare, and takes about 10-15 minutes to reach from the little public square (piazza) down by the water. The piazza is a great place to hang out … Read more…

Focaccia al Pomodoro Fresco (Cinque Terre, Italy)

Focaccia Pizza with Tomatoes - Cinque Terre, Italy

This is a shot from a small Cinque Terre market featuring a variety of carry-out items like this thick focaccia pizza with fresh tomato slices and oregano.  This makes for a quick and tasty lunch on the go — especially good when you don’t want to spend much time or money on a sit-down meal.

Monterosso al Mare Beach Umbrellas (Cinque Terre, Italy)

Monterosso al Mare Beach Umbrellas - Cinque Terre, Italy

Of the five villages along Italy’s Cinque Terre coastline, only Monterosso al Mare has a really significant beach area.  It’s relatively flat and semi-sandy along the waterfront, making it a popular destination for travelers interested in sunbathing and swimming. This shot captures part of that scene.  I liked the long row of rental beach umbrellas … Read more…

Vernazza from the Sea (Cinque Terre, Italy)

View of Vernazza from the Sea

On one of our days in the Cinque Terre, we decided to take the ferry from village to village in order to see and photograph them from the Ligurian Sea.  The panorama image here came as we departed Vernazza and headed towards the next village over – Monterosso al Mare. The sea was pretty calm … Read more…

Cloudy Day along the Cinque Terre Coastline

Cloudy Cinque Terre Coastline

Here’s a shot I took from high above the coastline in the Cinque Terre region of northwestern Italy.  This is from just outside Riomaggiore, looking up the coast toward the other villages of the Cinque Terre.   From lower right to upper left, this is: 1.  The Via dell’Amore, a flat winding foot trail that … Read more…