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Monterosso al Mare



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