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The project

This project is the result of a collection of testimonies begun in 2019 that were taken directly from the people who animate Italy’s incredibly unique five lands, the Cinque Terre.

“Like Humans of New York, but based in the most wonderful place on earth"

Inspired by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York, the interviews we collected are matched with unique artistic photo portraits, and contribute to save the oral traditions of this amazing part of the world.

In this website you’ll be able to read 25 stories: the remaining 25 will be available in the book on sale on Kickstarter.

Humans of Cinque Terre fosters the vision of a slow-tourism, by depicting the daily life of people in Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. 

Discover all the Humans that live in the place where the next Pixar’s movie Luca is set by buying the hand-curated artistic book on Kickstarter!

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Andrea “tuba”
Andrea “tuba”

Riomaggiore “I’m a mastiff, I am physically and intellectually fit. I am 84 years old, I wake up at 5:30...

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Nicole
Nicole

Vernazza “I never imagined I would get married one day, especially after my little girl was born 4 years ago....

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Lino
Lino

Vernazza “I started swimming in the sea when I was 4. From 1975 onwards I trained all the great champions of...

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Margherita
Margherita

Vernazza “My focus is on terraced landscapes, maybe it’s more accurate to say that they’re my obsession. I am the...

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Eugenio
Eugenio

Manarola “Cinque Terre haven't always been as you see them now. I think the turning point was the opening of...

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Guido
Guido

Corniglia “When I was a kid from time to time they would tell me, ‘Guido, run down to the cellar...

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Heydi
Heydi

Riomaggiore “We harvest grapes straight from the sea. We still use the original baskets, we call them corbe, do you...

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Amy
Amy

Riomaggiore “How can you tell I’m American? I’d say by my determination and drive. Years ago, our village’s nursery school...

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Massimo
Massimo

Vernazza “We are made for walking. If you are 5 feet 6 inches tall your legs are 2 feet 8...

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Attilio
Attilio

Riomaggiore “In the village, they call us ‘The Senate’ but I prefer those who say ‘The Wise.’ I’ve been retired...

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Folco
Folco

Corniglia “The first time I came to Corniglia was 16 years ago, I thought it looked like Asterix's village. I...

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Franco
Franco

Vernazza “I'm originally from lower Piedmont, that area where they speak a dialect which is neither from Piedmont nor from...

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Grazia
Grazia

Monterosso “I am from Varallo Valsesia in northern Italy, but I have been coming here for 40 years. We bought...

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Bruno
Bruno

Monterosso “For 40 years I had the best job in the world — I was a lifeguard. Of course, to...

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Vincenzo
Vincenzo

Corniglia “Well, yes, of course I was born and raised here. But I have a different outlook compared to others....

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Alessandro
Alessandro

Manarola “I live here. I have the sea, my fields, and the city is just 10 minutes away by train....

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Stefano
Stefano

Riomaggiore “My artistic trinity, the one that most impacted my sensitivity, is entirely female: Penny Crump who was my first...

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