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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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