Hmmm…this title makes me dream of endless summer days surrounded by happy tan people, palms and Bougainvillea flower, lemon trees, aloe vera, cactus, bright blue water, yellow and terracotta colorful houses, white and blue little boats accosted on the Liguria’s beaches, ports with big and medium boats, watching sunsets with an aperol spritz in one hand and a piece of focaccia in the other, different flavors of gelato, watermelon every single day, straw bags and hats, stripes and polka dots, swimming till I’m turning blue and I have to get out of the sea, (that happens often, last year in south of France at my favorite beach, Calanque d’en Vau, I was so blown away by the beauty of that water and place that I didn’t want to came out, but I had to, and it took me one hour to stop shaking and to have my skin color back) warming my body on the beach, waves listening, sunscreen protection in my eyes, taking hundreds of pictures and posting just two, meeting new people, the wish of staying young forever, night sky full of stars, the moon reflecting in the sea (I still can’t forget last summer, a night in june in Finale Ligure, with full moon when I was completely mesmerized by how beautiful she ( for me, the moon is a “she” ) was reflecting in the sea, I felt so blessed to be there and watch that pure and natural spectacle that universe has given us). Yes, this is pretty much what cames to my mind when I think about Italian riviera.
The summer starts to make her presence felt less or more at the end of April. I don’t say that this will turn out in a tradition, but I remember well that last year, the first place I’ve visited was Cinque Terre, in the same date ( Last year post about Cinque Terre Part one , Part two ) Coincidence? I don’t know. But I enjoyed every single moment there. I was surprised to see people who jumped off the cliff in the sea. Mostly tourists. Maybe it’s a legend I don’t know about it, but they were really shaking of cold, even though the day was so warm and sunny, I bet the water was cold, but they still wanted so bad to do that, like going in the water wasn’t enough, they had to jump off the cliff. It was a nice show to watch. Ohh and let’s not forget about the delicious lunch I had there!! I want to go back just so I can eat again that pasta!! You can see it on my ig profile, highlight “European summer”.
I’m sorry guys that you can’t find tips/suggestions on my blog about where to stay, what to eat, what to visit. I don’t have patience to write about that as I don’t read stuff like that either. When I go to a new place I just want to be surprised and to discover it as I feel to, not following some suggestions by someone who was there before me and sharing his tips, and maybe we have completely different tastes and preferences. I like to write about how that place made me feel, what inspires me and not to give suggestions based on my preferences which can be totally different from yours. I’ve said it so many times to so many people when I was asked “what should I do, what should I see”, just let the place surprise you!
This time I wanted to do a different kind of pictures there, and not to have the same old background with the pretty houses on the cliff, firstly because every single blogger who goes there takes the same pictures, in the same exact spot, the only difference is how they edit them, and secondly because I want to show you a different perspective of that place. Manarola is not only about the pretty colorful houses, it also have the sea, nice streets, the boats and so on. Hope you guys enjoyed the reading and like the pictures. 🙂
Bershka top/ Vintage skirt/ Eyewear Vogue by Gigi Hadid/ Net bag from Ebay