Cinque Terre Insider

American expat insight into Italy's fabulous "Five Lands"

If you happened to visit the Cinque Terre this October you hit the traveler’s jackpot: a beautiful Indian summer.  October is usually a transitional month with fall wardrobes (light sweaters, scarves and whatnot) making their debut. Not so this year, October has had more than its fair share of dips in the sea and sunbathing …

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Photos of laundry hanging out to dry in Italy are plentiful and quite popular.  Shirts, pants, underwear and sheets all wave in the breeze on a backdrop of colorful buildings; it’s as if they are begging to be photographed.  I’ve heard some people refer to these photos as cliché.  I prefer the term quintessential. Hanging clothes out to …

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