Ailsa’s Travel Theme ‘Pastel’ had me remembering our lovely Italian trip, part of which was a boat ride to the picturesque World Heritage Cinque Terre, which is made up of group of five small towns; Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
As you can see, all the pastel-painted homes perched amongst the terraces on the rugged hillside are so close together, that they almost seem to be propping one another up.
Here is the small harbour town of Vernazza, the jewel of the Cinque Terre which dates back to 1080. This fishing village has a Medieval castle, a bell tower, and no car traffic. Only once a week are a few trucks and cars allowed in to bring supplies for the Tuesday market.
This collection of enchanting small towns along the Ligurian Sea, are among the most colourful destinations in Europe.
Wishing you all a relaxing and wonderful weekend.
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