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Portofino Facades

Take a closer look at the homes of the Portofinesi and you'll find facades with intricate painted details, dark green shutters and the pastel colours that Italy is famous for. Combined with water views, lush hills and delightful boats dotted along the harbour - Portofino is every bit as dreamy as it appears.
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Red Fiat 500

These tiny cars are the true symbols of Italy and the sweet life. I always light up just from sighting one of these on the streets during my travels. It's snapped here in the capital of Liguria, Genoa.
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Summer Dip

Sometimes discovering views like this by chance makes it even more special. I had no idea that after walking through a long dark tunnel I would emerge and find this spectacular vista in Lerici where the crystal clear turquoise sea was warm enough for some children to take a summer dip, without the crowds.
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Ligurian Sea Cruise

There's something very special about taking in a town's view from the sea as was the case with Santa Margherita Ligure. Standing at the back of the boat, heading out to Portofino, this vista transpired before me and brought me instant joy!
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Cinque Terre

The quaint fishing village of Vernazza is the most photographed of Italy's Cinque Terre (five villages). Mountain and sea views combine with the region's signature pastel houses to definitely leave an unforgettable impression on visitors. This photo was taken from a unique vantage point looking towards Monterosso in the distance just after a summer rainstorm.
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At Home In Genoa

Transport yourself to the majestic living quarters of Genoa, capital of the Liguria region. I cannot tell you what's behind the beautiful brown doors or exactly where they lead, but this typical Italian scene feels ultra-satisfying to observe as a visitor to the city!
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Blue Stripes

These iconic blue and white beach umbrellas were photographed in Monterosso al Mare - part of Italy's beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre - five vibrant fishing villages connected by hiking trails, a train line and ferry service. I made sure to arrive there before the tourists did to capture this stunning sight of clear turquoise waters, soft sand, blue deck chairs and stripy umbrellas. Enjoy that summer feeling every time you pass this print in your home!
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Paradise On Earth

This blissful angle of Portofino during the afternoon makes for a delightful view. It's the kind of paradise that doesn't feel real. Look a little closer and you can see the locals at top-class restaurants sitting outside in the sun watching the boats coming and going. Tourists arrive and enter the quaint souvenir shops and enjoy a gelato. Those with money to spend can enjoy the more lavish designer shops and retire to their luxury yachts on the harbour. Having this place as your backdrop for all these activities makes this paradise on earth, in my opinion!
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Mornings In Monterosso

This beach in Monterosso is very popular during the summer. Those green and orange umbrellas are hot property in peak season and with such a captivating view, why wouldn't they be? Imagine yourself diving right into that beautiful water every time you walk past this photograph in your home!
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Genoa View

The port city of Genoa, capital of Liguria, looks virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. With Europe's largest medieval town centre, you can truly step back in time and marvel at the history before your very eyes.
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Summer In Italy

Dive right into this photograph taken at Monterosso al Mare. Who can resist imagining themselves under one of those glamorous umbrellas holding a refreshing drink whilst listening to the waves coming in one by one? Summer never looked so good!
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Simply Lerici

Everything quietens down in Italy during siesta. On a warm summer's day in Lerici I found myself admiring the restaurants and trattorias without patrons and taking in all the details of the homes in the backdrop, all enticing me to take this photograph. The Italian way of life is truly wonderful.
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Boccadasse

Sometimes we discover places just by taking a simple stroll. Venturing east from central Genoa along the beach promenade Corso Italia I ended up in the quaint town of Boccadasse where this view captivated me instantly.
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Perfect Neighbours

Santa Margherita Ligure is a fantastic base for exploring Portofino as this is where the train station is and where boats and buses depart from. This photograph was taken there during my usual rush in or out. Someday I hope to devote more time to this charming seaside town to discover more views like this one. These perfect homes sure do appear to be perfect neighbours!
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View Over Vernazza

The 14th century Church of St. Margaret of Antioch stands mighty proud in Vernazza. As always I was delighted to climb a few steps and be rewarded with majestic views such as this one.
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Stunning Portofino

It feels as though the colourful reflection on the surface of the water in Portofino is a painting. You can feel each brushstroke dancing in movement in the light. This is Portofino and it's a marvellous feast for all the senses.
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Always Look Up

Italy is famous for its historic palaces and churches where it's imperative to take in all the details around you, especially the ceiling view. While exploring Portofino I happened to look up and capture this angle of the neighbourhood - raw, ageing, inspiring. Always look up in Italy!
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Vernazza

The enchanting fishing villages of Italy's Cinque Terre are extremely popular tourist destinations. It is believed that Vernazza is the most visited of the five towns. This photograph was taken right after a summer rainstorm and you can see how the town appears to have grown organically from nature as it's built on the edge of a cliff.
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Dreaming Of Lerici

Is there anything more beautiful than the pink, mustard and burgundy tints of Italian homes with stylish green shutters and stunning floral displays on balconies? Well, throw in a dominating castle, vertical living and a stunning sea view and you end up in Lerici, one of the most underrated gems in Liguria and arguably one of the most beautiful.
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Ligurian Beach Umbrellas

Step right into summer and imagine yourself here in Monterosso al Mare under a beach umbrella with an Aperol Spritz in hand. What more could you need?
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