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Cinque Terre. Monterosso al Mare
13-MAR-2012

Cinque Terre. Monterosso al Mare

The town is divided into two distinct parts: the old town and the new town. The two areas are divided by a single tunnel that caters to pedestrians and the very few cars in the town.
The beach at Monterosso runs along most of the coast line and is well used by tourists and locals. The beach is the only extensive sand beach in the Cinque Terre. Monterosso is a small town that in the summer months is overrun by tourists.
The village was briefly excluded from the Cinque Terre trail in 1948, but was re-introduced in mid-1949. This is because Italian officials considered the village too large to be considered part of the historic trail.
Monterosso was devastated by heavy flooding and mudslides on October 25, 2011.
The area is famous for its many lemon trees that can be seen throughout Monterosso. It is also renowned for its white wines, grapes, and olives.

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MummaDragon18-May-2012 09:50
I appreciate your explanation. The rock must be very durable, to have resisted erosion in such a contrast to the surrounding area. Great shot, and great landscape. Thanks. V.
MarcViskens14-May-2012 09:19
nice composed
beautiful place to be
Marc
Gill Kopy14-May-2012 02:51
This looks like such a lovely place to visit !
Mildred Alpern14-May-2012 00:49
gorgeous, the water, the scalloped shape of the shoreline, the distant protective mountains --- a wonderful view.
Richard Glenn13-May-2012 22:08
Beautiful scene showing none of the devastation from last Fall.
I just read where they are ready to open everything up for the
tourist season. Love the rock anchoring the beach in your photo. V
Bonnie13-May-2012 21:46
A very beautiful shot. V
Brian with an Eye13-May-2012 21:09
A pretty resort. Interesting background info, as always Jose.
woody3413-May-2012 21:02
Wonderful capture of that piece of coastline..looks as though it has recovered from the problems it had.
marko gregoric13-May-2012 20:46
vonderful shot. V
Martin Lamoon13-May-2012 19:30
Superb, great seaside town sheltered by the hills. V
Tom LeRoy13-May-2012 19:11
A wonderful panorama of the beach and area around it. A fine view! V.
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