Sprezzatura in Cinque Terre, The 5 Villages of Effortless Beauty

by Nicole Kennedy

The Italians have an expression for art that the English language has still not found an equivalent for: sprezzatura.  Sprezzatura is the ability of an artist to make his work seem effortless.  It is the soft yet precise curves of The Davidor the color contrasts of a Monet; it's enough to make me think that even I am capable of creating such brilliance.  Essentially, it is the physical manifestation of talent.  Cinque Terre on the Italian coast seems to have an abundance of it.

Cinque Terre are five fishing villages in the province of La Spezia, nestled in the region of...

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