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Cooking Class in a Medieval Castle in Tuscany
"Italians love to eat to cook and they definitely love to talk about food. From telling the stories behind each recipe to proudly revealing little secrets for getting the best results they do love to - with exceptional false modesty - claim the discovery of this very special cheese rather than that exceptional wine or pasta.Discover the flavors of Lunigiana to experience its traditional produces and dishes and cook them together with those who keep the traditions alive. In the ancient kitchen of the medieval castle
From EUR75.00
 
Portofino Coast Scooter Day-Tour
"Meet your guide at 9.45 and get your scooter (you need to have driving experience to join this tour) and immediately leave for Portofino where we arrive there after a 10 minutes drive. Park the scooter and discover this unique corner of the world that se actresses pop stars and royals spending few days enjoying the quiet and charm of the area. Go back to the scooter and drive along the same road to Santa Margherita Rapallo and Montallegro for a total of 15 km up to 600 meters above sea level where the view is stunning. Park the scooter and walk to one of the Holiest Chuches in the Region; it is here that the Virgin Mary appeared to a girl. The Church is great you will see 'ex voto' (sacred images icons) that miraculous survivors sent here from all over the world icons from Mexico earthquake
From EUR150.00
 
Kayak Tour in Portofino
"Starting on the beach the guide describes the paddling technique and the basis of kayak. The course will continue into the water during the excursion. The kayak and environmental guide shows the excursion route and the variety of fish you could sight snorkeling. Departing fro you start paddling into Paraggi’s Bay forbidden to boat traffic in order to take confidence with the kayak. You then arrive at the historical harbor you may also reach the famous “piazzetta” of Portofino.Paddling along you reach the Olivetta
From EUR98.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Manarola

Side streets

At first glance Manarola appears to consist of just the one main street running the length of its little valley, and even parts of this might be considered “off the beaten path” as so few visitors...
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toonsarah
Aug 08, 2009

Volastra

Volastra is a quiet village in the Cinque Terre National Park. You can get to Volastra from Manarola. Following the coast out of Volastra towards Corniglia one walks across the top of the terraced...
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pecsihornet
Aug 02, 2008

Hike from Volastra to Manarola

Five or six times a day, the green buses make their way up to Volastra, the neighboring village above Manarola. This is part of hike nr. 6 on the Cinque Terre Map. If you take the bus up, you can...
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sunchasers
Aug 26, 2007

The beach at Riomaggiore

We walked over to the beach at Riomaggiore. it is at the end of the trail. The beach isn't very "beachy" with big boulders and rocks but that is what makes it off the beaten path. We sat on a big rock...
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johnandlynclarke
Jun 14, 2006

Secret Hippie Nudist Beach Commune

If you consider yourself a traveller of a more adventurous sort, you might want to check out this unmarked beach. It's a real trek down through the mountains, pretty demanding physically. The beach...
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miketrudeau
Mar 21, 2005

Here kitty kitty

Bring an extra euro or two. Along the path you will encounter a picnic table where some kitties live. There is can of food there if they are hungry you can feed them or give them some of your water....
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EllenH
Jul 12, 2004
 
 
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No place to park

As you walk the via dell'amore towards Riomaggiore, you will see how they have to park their fishing boats at the end of the day. Since they have no natural harbor, they hook them to the big crane and...
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EllenH
Jul 11, 2004

On the beaten path

We make Manarola our homebase but everyone should visit all 5 towns. The best way is the very old paths between the villages and so the following pictures are all taken along that path. You can easily...
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EllenH
Jul 11, 2004

Horseback Continued...

The company comes and picks you up at the hostel and then drives you to their ranch in the woods. They match the horses to your size and ability. Yes, you may notice that my horse is a small and slow...
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Jmill42
Mar 03, 2004

Horseback riding

The Cinque Terra is well-known for its great hiking opportunities. And deservedly so. But, another great way to take in the surroundings is by horseback! Me and my friend, Grant, booked through the...
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Jmill42
Mar 03, 2004

Want more charm and fewer tourists?

When you are leaving the Cinque Terra area look for signs that point you to the medival town of Sarzana. It is slightly off the hightway just south of the La Spezia exit. Sarzana is a charming little...
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pigletsmom
Feb 09, 2004

Visit a garden

A little garden near the path to Corniglia. There is a palygound for kids as well. And... the monument for the Goddess of Grapes.
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vj_nija
Oct 20, 2006

Guavano (Nudist) Beach

Its a bit of a hike to this beach....which is made up of pebbles mainly...but crystal clear water and a nice spot to get your gear off in the midst of a Cinque Terre hike!
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2AussieGuys
Sep 10, 2005

The vegetation

Montana in November is just plain cold, it has not started snowing yet but everything has died and is brown. So one "little " plane ride and a day later I am looking at this!
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EllenH
Jul 11, 2004

Top Hotels in Manarola

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Via Birolli No 120, Manarola, Cinque Terre, 19010, Italy
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Via A. Discocolo, 101, Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
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Via Rollandi 137, Manarola, Italy
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Vico Volto, 20, Piazza della Chiesa, Manarola, Cinque Terre, 19017, Italy
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Via Rollandi 29, Manarola, Cinque Terre, 19010, Italy
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Via Velvedere 196, Manarola, Cinque Terre, 19010, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Manarola

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The Cinque Terre trails

9/11/2015: Updated to reflect information about the recently revised park website, and provide new links. An enormous amount of travelers come to the Cinque Terre to hike the fabled trails between...
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Chiesa San Lorenzo

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 with a bas-relief representing the...
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Top 5 Manarola Writers

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EllenH

"Manarola cinque terre"
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Jmill42

"The Cinque Terra"
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sue_stone

"Manarola - on the Cinque Terre"
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tini58de

"Manarola"
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rexvaughan

"Tiny town but big ambience"
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