The Italian Riviera, located in northwestern Italy’s coastal Liguria region, is without doubt one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.  Cinque Terre’s five miles of rocky coast, featuring rustic castles nestled among lofty promontories, epitomizes the rugged coastal beauty that’s characteristic of the area.  Numerous vineyards and olive groves contribute to a unique landscape of steep twisting paths, hand-laid stone walls, winding creeks, enchanting beaches, seemingly vertical cliffs and the clear waters of the Mediterranean.  Continue reading “Cinque Terre: Northwestern Italy’s Rugged, Rustic Coastline” »