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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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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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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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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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Mario
Mario

Manarola “I was born in 1928. In the village I am the only one left from that year but He...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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