Cinque Terre is made up of five remote centuries-old fishing villages on the rugged northwest Italian Riviera coastline. In each of the small seaside towns (Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore) colorful houses, gardens and vineyards cling to steep terraces. The region is known for its seafood, famous tomato sauce and pesto.
Paths, trains and ferries connect the villages, as cars can barely navigate the narrow, precarious mountain roads.
Jeff found inspiration for this painting while walking the Via dell’Amore trail, also known as the Path of Love.
Along the cliffside ocean path were sweeping sea vistas and large clusters of yellow ginestra in bloom.