Saturday, August 23, 2008

Cinque Terre: Pine Nuts, Basil and Pesto

Travel Le Cinque Terre (sometimes incorrectly called Cinque Terra) travel by water taxi, a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful Ligurian coastline.

When you travel to Cinque Terre, be sure to visit Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Portofino is about 40 km to the Northwest, Genoa 80 KM to the northwest, La Spezia is the closest main point. The Liguria coast, the Italian Riviera, from travel to Monterrosso Levanto in the North to Portovenere at the Southern point and entrance to the Gulf of Poets (Golfo dei Poeti) treat yourself to a relaxing and gorgeous time in the CInque Terre national park, where the pine trees drop right into the sea.

Click here to view telly Italy TV Italian Broadcasting Company, Web Vision Italy, brings you on a boat tour of Cinque Terre.

The boat ride is about 20 euros and you may hop off at any or all of the five (Cinque) little towns (terre) during your day journey. Do leave some time to get all the way down to Portovenere to see what is a spectacular entrance between rock cliffs, ancient forts, and even Lord Byron's cove, into the port of Portovenere, with views into La Spezia.

The colors in the water, from midnight blue to torquoise, the colors on the mountains, and the pine tress sprouting out of the rocky cliffs all the way into the ocean is a magical scene only to be experienced when traveling in Italy to Le Cinque Terre.

Enjoy the land of pine nuts, basil and pesto.

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