I spent nearly two weeks in the beautiful area of Italy known as “Cinque Terre” (five lands, in Italian) and the quaint, colorful cities captured my heart. I opted not to edit a single photo in this post (except for the Pinterest pins!) to give you the real deal when it comes to Cinque Terre and not the over-saturated, super-sharp images you’ll find flooding Instagram feeds.
Just your average apartment rental office, Riomaggiore
A glass of wine and a sunset, why not? A top the mountains behind Riomaggiore
Sunset over Cinque Terre with the small city of Codeglia in the distance.
Colorful facades in Riomaggiore
Old town alleyways in Vernazza.
#HomeGoals in Vernazza
Sweeping views of Vernazza
Where the sea meets the city, Vernazza
Peeking through at Vernazza.
Even on a cloudy day Vernazza is stunning.
Rough seas in the Riomaggiore marina.
A pretty #PinkHour at the Riomaggiore marina.
Those iron balconies though! Monterosso al Mare
Pretty alley-ways in Monterosso al Mare
Can I move in, please? Just the average home in Monterosso al Mare.
Can I move in here, too? The hues of pink in Vernazza stole my heart.
Just another perfect sunset from the Riomaggiore marina.
Those colors though! You can even see the blue hues of the sea down the main street in Manarola.
Manarola is even stunning on a cloudy day with angry seas.
I feel as if homes like this don’t even exist in real life. I had to pinch myself to accept the cute-ness of this home found a top the town of Maranola.
A perfect #PinkHour over the main street of Riomaggiore.
Just a humble view of the blue hues of the sea from a local’s garden over the city of Maranola.
A doorway to a door, overlooking the sea, adorned in vines in Maranola.
I am positive that I never climbed as many stairs in my life as I did this one particular day in Maranola.
Talk about a garden with a view in Riomaggiore!
Humble sunsets and pretty street lanterns in Riomaggiore.
I’m pretty sure that the sky went out of its way to be a perfect #PinkHour almost every night I spent in Riomaggiore.
Just the average abode in Corniglia.
After the sunset the entire city of Riomaggiore had a hint of pink.
Speaking of pink, I couldn’t get enough of the colors in Corniglia!
Pretty pops of color in ever corner in Vernazza.
The cutest gelateria that ever existed, exists in Vernazza.
Here I am, in front of Maranola, sending some of these gorgeous photos to everyone I know!