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Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

December 9, 2014 by David Herd

Magnificent Cinque Terre

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy seems to cling to the side of the cliff, it is the fourth village in the Cinque Terre and quite spectacular. I couldn’t believe how the people would sunbathe on the jagged rocks. 🙂

Manarola on the rocks

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

 

Manarola Cinque Terre may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, with the cornerstone of the church, San Lorenzo, dating from 1338. The local dialect is Manarolese, which is marginally different from the dialects in the nearby area. The name “Manarola” is probably dialectical evolution of the Latin, “magna rota”. In the Manarolese dialect this was changed to “magna roea” which means “large wheel”, in reference to the mill wheel in the town.

That concrete looks soooo comfortable. 🙂

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

 

Grabbing some sun anywhere you can in Manarola

Narrow streets of Manarola.

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

 

Wonderful narrow streets wind through the village.

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

 

Manarola may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, with the cornerstone of the church, San Lorenzo, dating from 1338. The local dialect is Manarolese, which is marginally different from the dialects in the nearby area. The name “Manarola” is probably dialectical evolution of the Latin, “magna rota”. In the Manarolese dialect this was changed to “magna roea” which means “large wheel”, in reference to the mill wheel in the town.

Manarola cute restaurant

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

 

Beautiful small restaurants here in Manarola.

Manarola gorgeous flowers

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

 

There is a photo opportunity around every corner.

Inportant business in Manarola

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

 

Solving the world’s problems in this seaside village.


Manarola ferry

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

 

Manarola’s primary industries have traditionally been fishing and wine-making. The local wine, called Sciacchetrà, is especially renowned; references from Roman writings mention the high quality of the wine produced in the region. In recent years, Manarola and its neighbouring towns have become popular tourist destinations, particularly in the summer months. Tourist attractions in the region include a famous walking trail between Manarola and Riomaggiore (called Via dell’Amore, “Love’s Trail”) and hiking trails in the hills and vineyards above the town. Manarola is one of the five villages. Mostly all of the houses are bright and colourful. Manarola was celebrated in paintings by Antonio Discovolo (1874-1956)

Relaxing on the rocks

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

 

One of my favourite places in Italy if not the world.

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

Manarola seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

 

You can walk between the villages or catch the train.
 
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