Riomaggiore, the most breathtaking and eye catching of all the villages of Cinque Terre. Here, the timeless pastel buildings give off a romantic glow, as they seemingly march down a precipitous ravine, ever on their way to the tiny harbor at the end of their journey. In the distance, the moon dyes the Mediterranean in a rich warm glow; this also reveals the fishermen making their way home with their haul after a long challenging day at sea.
Such a scene brings a smile to my face; it reminds me that such a peaceful way of life, not wanting or needing anything but the morning sun and the warmth of your loved ones at the end of the day, is not a distant goal here, but an everyday reality in this tranquil treasure by the sea.
~ Robert Finale