"Cinque Terre" means "Five Lands," or laterally five small fishing villages located in the northwestern coast area in Italy. I came by these villages on the way from Siena to Milan, via Pisa. It took about 2 hours from Pisa by local train.
I stayed at an apartment in Riomaggiore and, of course, had a great time there.
In Manarola, I met a guy Bepe from Perusia. We had nice conversation and Bepe would not leave me while I was painting the sunset view in Manarola. Because he does not speak any English, we had to speak in Italian, baby talk Italian...
When I finished painting, Bepe told me something like this (in Italian).
"I'm sorry but I have to go now, as my friends and I have an appointment for dinner tonight."
"That's OK. It was nice meeting you Bepe. I have decided to have supper at a restaurant over there (you can see it the green house in my picture "Manarola"). So have a good night."
"No, no! I want to see you again after the dinner. I will come back quickly as soon as I finish the meal."
"Oh, no. You don't have to. Anyway, I have to take a train to go back to my apartment in Riomaggiore, the next train stop. So, I have to leave heare a hour later or so..."
"I'll come back as soon as possible, OK?"
Bepe left me and I had supper at the restaurant by myself. When I was leaving the restaurant I saw Bepe was running up to me from the hill.
"Mina, Mina! I'm back!"
But we had about 10-15 min. before the train arrival. He wanted me to walk back to the next stop Riomaggiore, about 1 mile away from Manarola. However...after the sunset, walking back along the promenade in the dark with an Italian guy? Well...I don't think so!
So I said good bye to him again telling that I have already got a train ticket and left Manarola.
The train was late about 10-15 min. as usual. When I got the Riomaggiore Station and walked up the hill for a while toward my apartment, I saw Bepe sitting on the bench and waiting for me.
Mamma Mia! Bepe was such an Italian gentleman.
I admired his passion so that could not help but having a glass of beer with him before I went back to my room.