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Cliffside Villages: Portovenere, Cinque Terre and surrounding Islands. ©NHK 1997
Cliffside Villages: Portovenere, Cinque Terre and surrounding Islands

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Portovenere
Cinque Terre

The Ligurian coast between Cinque Terre and Portovenere is a cultural landscape of great scenic and cultural value. The layout and disposition of the small towns and the shaping of the surrounding landscape, overcoming the disadvantages of a steep, uneven terrain, encapsulate the continuous history of human settlement in this region over the past millennium.

Place/region Italy, Europe
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Production: NHK, producer. UNESCO WHC, sponsor ; UNESCO TV, sponsor.
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Rights/Droits: NHK; UNESCO TV

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