The Cinque Terre, Italy. It's been 6 long years since I last visited and I hope to remedy that this September with a group of friends. Home to Pesto, southeast of Genoa and northwest of Pisa, the Cinque Terre are five coastal fishing villages on the Mediterranean. The photo above is Vernazza - I've swam in this bay and hiked in the hills surrounding the village. I simply cannot wait to get back there and see if my old friend Luigi is around and more importantly if he still has his small-production Cinque Terre DOC wine.