Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Beauty Cinque Terre in Italy

The Cinque Terre, Italy. It was a long 6 years since I last visited and I hope to remedy in September with a group of friends. Home Pesto, south-east of Genoa and Pisa to the north, the Cinque Terre are five coastal villages on the Mediterranean Sea. The photo above Vernazza - I zwommen in this bay and hiked in the hills around the village. I can not wait to go back there and see if my old friend Luigi is round and more importantly, if it were still in small production of wine DOC Cinque Terre.
The Cinque Terre is a rugged stretch of coast on the Italian Riviera. E 'in the Liguria region of Italy, west of the city of La Spezia. "The five countries" consists of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

The coastline, the five countries and the surrounding hills are all part of the Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Cinque Terre is known for its beauty. Through the centuries, man has carefully built terraces robust, powerful landscape of rocks with the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of vision "modern" development. Roads, trains and ships connecting the villages, and cars can not reach out. This is a very popular tourist destination.

In 1998, the Italian Ministry of Environment to set the protected marine area of the Cinque Terre to protect the natural environment and promote socio-economic development compatible with the natural landscape of the area.In 1999, the Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre was created to preserve the ecological balance, protection of the landscape and protect the values anthropological Site.