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  • Andrea

    Manarola (Manaea in the local dialect) is a small town, a frazione of the comune (municipality) of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second smallest of the famous Cinque Terre towns.

    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 a 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 and its neighboring 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 of the Cinque Terre. Mostly all of the houses are bright and colourful.

    • February 11, 2017

  • Mbaborsky

    If you think away the many tourists,
    a typical place on the Cinque Terre and after an exciting hiking tour there, the clear water invites you directly to a refreshment in the sea!

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    • July 10, 2019

  • Naxxos

    In the main season, it can sometimes be "tight" in Manarola. Therefore, it is advisable to visit the villages of the Cinque Terre as possible in the off-season. Worth seeing are the villages but of course at any time!

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    • January 2, 2018

  • Susanne

    One of the five villages of Cinque Terre and probably the most beautiful of them all

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    • April 18, 2018

  • NF01

    Definitely THE highlight of the Cinque Terre, accordingly it is also full there - on the narrow path: /

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    • September 8, 2020

  • Naxxos

    Depending on the time of day, it can be a little closer in the streets of Manarola.

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    • February 10, 2018

  • Gadabout

    Overrun season, better off season choose.

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    • October 23, 2019

  • NF01

    beautiful 😍😀

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    • September 8, 2020

  • Sören Schmitz

    Places worth seeing, unfortunately the hiking trails along the sea have been closed for many years and you have to make long detours over the mountains. Are also very nice but borderline at 33 degrees.

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    • September 17, 2020

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Location: La Spezia, Liguria, Italy


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