Daydreaming about travel is one of my greatest distractions. I often find myself thinking about far-flung places when I should be focused on more immediate tasks. Tonight I’m dreaming of the fishing village of Manarola in northern Italy, along the Italian Riviera. Visiting this tiny corner of the world is a dream of mine. I imagine this place, situated high atop a rugged coastline, to have narrow winding cobblestone streets, quaint shops owned by the grandsons and granddaughters of hard-working generations past and postcard pretty views of the Ligurian Sea. When I close my eyes, I can feel the breeze from the sea on my face and taste the saltiness of the air on my tongue. I imagine that the slower pace of life here rejuvenates me and gives me time to pause, reflect. And oh, the food! Fresh seafood and pasta and sweet gelato. I have no plans to visit at the moment, so I visit in my dreams. What corner of the world do you dream of?

4 Comments on dreaming of cinque terre

  1. Katie
    June 3, 2009 at 3:01 pm (15 years ago)

    I went to Cinque Terre last summer, and it is even more amazing than everyone had said it would be! We stayed in Vernazza, and then hiked to each town. The views were incredible, and the locals could not have been more friendly. Also the food and lodging is pretty inexpensive! Definitely a place I would recommend to everyone!

  2. Keith
    June 3, 2009 at 4:51 pm (15 years ago)

    I love to travel as well and will be taking my 18 year old son for his first trip to Europe this summer. We’ll taking advantage of a sweet $441 RT all in from JFK to Zurich and then on to Milan, Rome & Prague. (Prague is tradition as I usually go once a year) My question is along the route proposed what are some things, areas, interests that you may know of that is an absolutely must see? We’re open to urban and rural areas, great food, but are including some photo shoots as past of this trip also so some must see views would be appreciated as well. Our agenda at this point is wide open so any suggestions are a possibility. Thanks so much!

  3. simply61
    June 4, 2009 at 4:03 am (15 years ago)

    I would love to visit the same fishing village that you dream of visiting and also a zillion other places all over the world.This year I achieved my dream of visiting Jordan (Petra) and have come back with a strong desire to visit Israel.In this trip I could just see the city of Eilat across the Red Sea.

  4. fred
    July 19, 2009 at 9:34 am (15 years ago)

    Hello everybody,

    I love to see how many people loves Cinque terre!
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