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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!

Discover all 50 stories purchasing the book on Kickstarter
Mino
Mino

Monterosso “I became passionate about Bescantare while acting in school theater. In the village comedy, I am a half-crazy Tunisian...

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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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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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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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Gabriel
Gabriel

Manarola “When a baby is born in the Cinque Terre, a case of Sciacchetrà wine is set aside.When I was...

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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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Veronica
Veronica

Corniglia “Yes, I would have loved to have gotten married, mostly for the white dress. Yes, I know, there’s still...

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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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Anselmo
Anselmo

Manarola “I'm 84 years old. Okay, maybe not just yet, but I will be in a few months. I became...

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Catò
Catò

Corniglia “Where does this thing end up? On TV? Is it going to be on that Forum program where they...

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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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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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Loredana
Loredana

Monterosso “17 years ago when we bought what is now the Buranco agritourism, it was all woods here. This land...

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Luigi G.
Luigi G.

Monterosso “Come here, do you have good eyesight?  What do you see on that stone in the middle of the...

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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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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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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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