Friday, October 4, 2013

Manarola, Italy

Five of the sixteen days we spent in Italy were in the Cinque Terre.  We were lucky enough to call the breathtaking cliff-side town of Manarola our home during this time {see the tiny, bright red house in the top right corner of the picture?  That was where we stayed}.  It was definitely one of the most quaint of the five towns, and it's almost impossible to say, but perhaps the most picturesque {in my humble opinion}.  

I absolutely loved climbing the towering steps to the top of the town, then negating the calorie burn with a big slice of focaccia {the Ligurian region is famous of it}.  I loved sitting on the rocks by the sea, scribbling away in my journal while daring Italians {and American students} jumped off the rocks and cliffs into the icy water.  I loved walking around the tiny streets at twilight, after all of the tourists left, seeing all of the locals coming out to gossip, play checkers, and watch the world go by. I loved drinking a bottle of local wine on the roof of our house while watching the sun set over the sea {best. view. ever.}  I loved everything about it.

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  1. This. Is. Unreal. So so dreamy! How did you not just stay there!? Love the colors of it all, and great shots girl!

  2. omgsh.. I was in Cinque Terre about a year ago, and your photos just brought back some amazing memories! Ah i miss it soooo much! x

    & Pretty Things

  3. gorgeous! I love the colors. I need to visit in the dead of winter when its bleak and cold in the midwest :)

  4. Molly {Dreams in HD}October 7, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    thank you so much julia!
    i completely agree, i may just come with you :)

  5. Molly {Dreams in HD}October 7, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    i love looking through the photos you took during your study abroad :) what an amazing experience!

  6. Molly {Dreams in HD}October 7, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    it was seriously next to impossible to leave, the only reason we came back was to see our dog :) thanks so much julie!

  7. amazing photos!


  8. My friend has very similar images of people on those rocks! Majorly jealous of your trip. The colors in these photos are divine.

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