The challenge of mankind made against nature is represented in ‎buildings; different types of cities, different defensive cities, and different purpose and for a ‎variety of different reasons … all represents the power of human will. These photos capture ‎stunning views of some cities built on cliffs in Italy representing many things … composing a ‎dreamy scene in cities hanging from the edge of cliffs. Enjoy the most epic cliff-side cities ‎facing the sea in Italy offering a natural advantage.‎

1.Riomaggiore, Italy

Riomaggiore is one of those incredible cliff-side villages in the famous Cinque Terre towns and the largest of the five. It has a shoreline on the Mediterranean’s Gulf of Genoa with a narrow beach.  Riomaggiore looks like a crèche with all its little peeling pastel colored houses built vertically.

2.Manarola, La Spezia, Italy

The Colorful Cliff-Side Town of Manarola the second smallest and a great base for exploring the famous Cinque Terre towns frequented by tourists La Spezia, Italy.

3.Vernazza, Italy

Vernazza is one of the five Cinque Terre towns’ northwestern Italy. Vernazza is feathered with well-whittled tall pastel antique homes cling to impossible cliffs jostling as they curve around a natural lovely small harbor nestles under the shadows of an ancient castle and a dramatic seaside church.

4- Amalfi, Italy

The Amalfi Coast is known for its **natural landscape. Amalfi is surrounded by dramatic cliffs, narrow, coastal road and treasures of the terraced towns and villages along the way. Amalfi is famous for its breathtaking landscape and beautiful Mediterranean houses of impressive architecture design that keeps centuries of art, history and culture.

5- Calcata, Italy

Hill towns are spread out around Italy. Calcata, is one of those spectacular and unique medieval hilltop town on a cliff made of volcanic rock. The houses overlook the cliff and surrounded by green forests.

6- Polignano a Mare, Puglia,  Italy

Polignano a Mare is a medieval seaside old town built on a rocky cliff unrolling along a craggy coastline cut by a deep gorge overlooking the sea features houses built into limestone cliffs and pockmarked with caves high above the deep blue waters of the Adriatic (Some of these where inhabited by prehistoric man).

7-Castelmezzano, Italy

Castelmezzano is a cliff side city, one of the highest villages in Basilicata, perched high amid the Lucanian Dolomites, Italy

8- Civita di Bagnoregio

Civita di Bagnoregio was existed only in dreams until it was discovered. Civita di Bagnoregio is similar to many other Italian towns built along the ridge of a hill known as ‘Il paese che muore’ – the dying town- The magical little Italian town that’s slowly eroding away;I have been surviving more than 2,500 years of wind and erosion.