Presentation on theme: "Cinque Terre and the Ligurian coast (Italy) Photographed by Jair (Yair) Moreshet 2007 Music: J. S. Bach, Partita no. 2 in D minor Background: Cinque Terre."— Presentation transcript:
Cinque Terre and the Ligurian coast (Italy) Photographed by Jair (Yair) Moreshet 2007 Music: J. S. Bach, Partita no. 2 in D minor Background: Cinque Terre (“5 Lands”) is a group of 5 unusual fishing villages in Italy that is on the list of World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. The villages are built on the steep cliffs that meet the waters of the Mediterranean on the Ligurian coast and are, therefore, very unique in their character. By the very nature of the geography the villages couldn’t change much over the years, and even today are difficult to access.
Portovenere, a charming small port town by itself, is very convenient as a base for visiting Cinque Terre, in particular by boat.
A nice foot trail along the cliffs connecting the 5 villages.
Sunset over Cinque Terre from the connecting foot trail along the cliffs. The Fig-tree, seen in the foreground, typically combines with grape-vines, forming miniature gardens on mountain terraces in the “yards” of a few scattered homes (as described in the prophecies of the Bible…).
Cinque Terre, the village of Vernazza: Apparently, it is romantic here…