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Riomaggiore (Cinque Terre) | by Hanneke Bantje
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Riomaggiore (Cinque Terre)

Caught between two steep terraced hills descending in steep cliffs to the sea, the ancient village of Riomaggiore strikes visitors with its delightfully colored houses built vertically. While walking through lanes, vaults and stairways of the village, people are enchanted by the alternation of light and shadow.

All houses have two entrances: one on the facade at the lane side, the other at the back of the upper road, in 1500 it was an escape route in case of a possible Saracens ‘s attack.

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Taken on April 25, 2012