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Pesto Course in Levanto
"Since 1976 in Levanto’s historical center the laboratory of the pesto prepares the most ancient and well-known sauce in the world. In this laboratory you will have the chance to learn how to make the pesto sauce with your own hands following the traditio you will taste the pesto sauce made with the modern method while assisting the demonstration and explanation of the pesto sauce made with the mortar.Here comes the moment to make your own pesto sauce with the mortar: wash and dry the basil leaves pounding them together with salt pine nuts and garlic add the parmesan cheese and at the end the extra virgin olive oil. You will get a concentrated and perfumed pesto cream which can be used on the pasta or on a slice of bruschetta.At the end you will enjoy your own made pesto sauce together with a glass of white wine and some typical local products such as olives 'taggiasche' (small and black olives) bruschetta with anchovies and a typical pastry with limoncino."
From EUR29.00
 
Paragliding over the Cinque Terre
"A tandem flight is a 'paragliding flight in two people': the instructor pilot who will take you in the air and will guide you on what to do is positioned behind the passenger. You instead will be seating in the front seat in a very comfortable harness to enjoy the view and the feelings that solo pilots usually have.You will have the chance to enjoy fantastic views while flying up to Cinque Terre. The flight in Monterosso is available only from October through April. During the summer months th subject to availability."
From EUR120.00
 
Mountain Bike Tour in the Cinque Terre
"The mountain bike guide will welcome you at La Spezia train station. You will be given the mountain bikes and a short briefing with some instructions about the tour. After about 30 minutes cycling on the road leading to Portovenere which offers you great you will start a climb on an abandoned military road that takes you up to the little village of Campiglia which will take approximately 2 hours biking up the hill to 1312 feet (400 meters) above sea level. From there you can enjoy breathtaking views over the Gulf of Poets on one side and the sea of the Cinque Terre on the other side. Alessandra a young lady owning a little bar will offer you here a tasty light lunch made of typical Ligurian snacks: focaccia vegetable cakes cheese.   After this break the tour continues for about one hour
From EUR120.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Manarola

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top Hotels in Manarola

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Via A. Discocolo, 101, Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
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Via Birolli No 120, Manarola, Cinque Terre, 19010, 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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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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