This is Monterosso al Mare – the fifth pearl in the chain of sea side towns that make up Cinque Terra, on the Italian Riviera.
Monterosso is the only town of the five that is built on flat land – the other, cling to the sides of the Italian cliffs.
From the beach, after dark, one can look down along the coast and see the four other towns that make up Cinque Terre – they sparkle like diamonds in the night.
This shot was taken from the path that connects Monterosso with Vernazza – the fourth perl of the Cinque Terra chain.
Shot with Nikon D-3 and the 80-200mm f/2.8 Nikkor zoom