The area in northern Italy, nestled on the Mediterranean coast between Genoa to Pisa, is known as the Italian Riviera. Here lies Cinque Terre (Italian for Five Lands,) a cluster of five towns designated as a National Park. Villages of brightly colored buildings perch like exotic birds on cliffs that plunge into the blue Ligurian sea. If this sounds like something from a postcard or fine art piece, you are right. This region is among the most photographed areas of the world. Eric, like many others, was charmed by these quaint seaside hamlets. This painting is of Manarola. Benvenuto! Enjoy this picturesque Italian town.