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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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