Manarola Things to Do

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    Padlocks on the Via dell'Amore
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  • 1. The Cinque Terre trails

    Everyone else has written about this silly thing but what’s one more review, eh? The section of the Blue Trail (Sentiero Azzurro, #2 on a CT trail map) that runs between Manarola and Riomaggiore is...

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  • 2. The Harbor

    Shutterbugs, this is where you’re going to go snap-happy. Walkways heading off from the right of the harbor to lead the best vantage point for those iconic...

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  • 3. Downside

    The other end of Via Discovolo tilts downhill towards the harbor and eventually turns into Via Rentao Birolli. This area is where the bulk of the crowds will be...

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  • 4. Upside

    The inland end of Manarola is an uphill trudge from the train station or Via dell’Amore and so is largely ignored by couch potatoes - which is exactly why you...

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  • 5. Vineyard Walk

    We walked a couple of paths outside of Manarola for a ways, one of those being a marked path recommended by Rick Steves in his invaluable guidebook. Even though...

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  • 6. Manarola Cemetery

    This was the first of two cemeteries we visited in Cinque Terre. Nancy and I found them to fascinating, especially when compared to those in the wide open...

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  • 7. Take the Hillside Walk to the Park & Cemetery

    The most engaging and spectacular views we saw of Manarola were from the hillside path up the Punta Bonfiglio. At the top of this promontory is the city...

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  • 8. The Harbor

    Manarola's harbor is tiny, but picturesque, especially when seen from the pathway winding its way up the hillside to the city cemetery. On the day of our visit,...

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  • 9. Town Center

    Again we found ourselves strolling about town, not shopping, but watching folks go about their daily lives. One elderly woman in particular caught my attention...

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  • 10. The Oratory of the Disciplinati of Manarola

    It is located on the same square of the church San Lorenzo. This oratory is from XV century and it is bell tower of the Santissima Annunziata or of the Azzurri....

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  • 11. San Lorenzo Church

    San Lorenzo Church dates from 1338 and it is patron of the village. It was built in Gothic style by the Maestri Antelami. The pointed arch portal is decorated...

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  • 12. Manarola’s harbour

    The harbour in Manarola is, like Riomaggiore’s to the south, a small and rocky cleft between two spurs of hill. There is no beach, and little space for...

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  • 13. At the top of the village

    Relatively few visitors seemed to take the trouble to climb the main street, Via Discovolo, to the church and piazza at the top. This is a shame, as not only...

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  • 14. Via de Mezza

    Below the Piazza Capellini, Via Discovolo becomes Via de Mezza and continues its descent to the harbour. This has to be one of the most unusual village streets...

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  • 15. Piazza Capellini

    Just below the turning that leads to the station and to the Via del’Amore the main street is interrupted by another piazza, the Piazza Capellini. This was built...

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  • 16. The port

    The best way to anjoy the view of Manarola is going to the port and then following to "punta Bonfiglio" which is the trail next to the mountain at the right...

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  • 17. The Harbor

    This where you can catch the ferries that run between the five villages. Its also a popular place to congregate and you will find that most of the locals meet...

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  • 18. Streets of Maranola

    Much like the other villages in Cinque Terre the streets of Maranola are tight, narrow, and wind around the buildings with no specific pattern. And like the...

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  • 19. Soaking in the Sun

    As you can see by the picture this is a popular place to sit on a warm stone bench and soak in the sunlight. The benches are located on the start of the path...

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  • 20. The Beach

    The beach is located about 1/3 of the way down the trail to Corniglia, its located right below the train station. The beach itself is extremely rocky, but many...

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  • 21. Scenic Maranola Views

    The best long range views of Maranola are from the trail towards Corniglia. Even if you don't plan on hiking the whole trail you can still catch some great...

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  • 22. Enjoy the flora and fauna of Manarola

    You will see many cats lazily sunning themselves, oblivious to what is going on around them. There are ducks floating blissfully in the crystal clear water and...

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  • 23. Discover the charming details....

    More than in the other four villages of the Cinque Terre I found Manarola to be especially charming! When strolling around town you will be able to discover...

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  • 24. Walk the small alleys and climb the steps!

    What I enjoyed most about Manarola were those small alleys and staircases that leed you from one hidden gem to the next. There are fabulous lookouts, charming...

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  • 25. Adrean's watermill

    Ever since the 5th and 6th century, when Romans had conquered this region, there have been watermills recorded to be here. I do not know how old this specific...

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