Riomaggiore, Liguirian Coast, Italy, March 2012

Italy March 25, 2012

At the beginning of March we moved our traveling study tour to the wonderful land of  Italy. We flew from Paris to Pisa and were not on the ground for ten minutes before we were witnesses to two Italian men conversing by shouting passionately and waving their arms at each other.

Having grown up in the culture, I immediately saw it for just a typical mid-morning conversation between good friends.  In two months in Paris we did not see this level of passion, once.

Our first stop in Italy was the Ligurian coast, the village of Riomaggiore, part of the famed Cinque Terre.  Not our first visit here, more a return trip to shoot and enjoy he sea, the ancient village, and its people. Riomaggiore and three of the other villages in Cinque Terre exists at sea level, (Corniglia, the sole mountaintop village, well worth the climb). Riomaggiore and Manarola are distinctive in that small fishing boats are pulled into the marina piazza which forms the harbor entrance to the village.

The last time in Riomaggiore I  shot images one dark night when the sea decided to invade the village. I will include some of those earlier shots in my gallery on this village.

The village is built into the cliff side, massive sets of uneven stone steps, which must be navigated to go anywhere in the village, are challenging to all, especially the elderly of the village.

Here are a few of the newly made images.








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