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Monterosso al Mare

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Monterosso al Mare is one of the five villages in Italy’s Cinque Terre along the Italian Riviera.  Waves from the Ligurian Sea gently lap against the sandy seashore.  I discovered Monterosso is the only beach in the Cinque Terre that has sand.

One of the best restaurants in Monterosso is Ristorante Il Ciliegio.  Il Ciliegio sits high atop a hillside, and I had to brave narrow, steep, and winding roads before being rewarded with entry into the restaurant.  I feasted on butterflied and stuffed anchovies; and pansotti pasta (pictured above) with walnut cream sauce. Most delicious, I assure you.  The highlight of the meal was a local dessert wine, Sciacatra (Shock ka tra), a most magical elixir…

Wishing you an amazingly beautiful day!

source: © Ty Keennon –  photographs taken with my Nikon D700 and Apple iPhone

  • So gorgeous! When my husband was stationed in Livorno, I believe he took me to this beach 25 years ago. I want to go back after seeing these beautiful photos.ReplyCancel