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Cinque Terre, Italy ›

Joshua Gin­ter has been knock­ing it out the park with his recent pho­to posts from hol­i­day­ing around Europe. This post about the Cinque Terre in Italy is the lat­est in the series and the most beau­ti­ful so far.
Italy is a coun­try that I’ve always want­ed to vis­it. I’ve only vis­it­ed Venezia so far, and that was for the bien­nale dur­ing my art stud­ies before uni­ver­si­ty. It’s a place I would like to return to one day, but I would have to pair it with a cou­ple of oth­er places at the same time.
Pri­or to Josh’s post, I had nev­er heard of the Cinque Terre, but it’s now firm­ly on the list along­side the likes of Flo­rence, Rome and Sici­ly. My only hope is that I’ll be able to get to see it before the tourists spoil it too much. Although there is hope that the area will adapt, it’s cul­ture seems to be find­ing a way to sur­vive by the sound of things.

Even still, nes­tled inside Cinque Terre is one of the most pure forms of Italy one can find on any trip. Many shop own­ers don’t speak a word of Eng­lish. Many busi­ness­es take cash only. Many locals still wan­der down to the mar­ket each day to get their bread. Despite the tourists, the Cinque Terre has found a way to stay with­in itself and close to its roots.