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Hotels and other accommodations for the Cinque Terre
Corniglia, Manarola
Monterosso Al Mare
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View of Manarola, Cinque Terre
by Jesse Andrews


View of Manarola from Corniglia
Cinque Terre

by Jesse Andrews


View of Manarola, Cinque Terre

by Jesse Andrews

Welcome to Manarola
From Jesse's Journeys in Italy

Population:  ??
Official site:
n/a
Wikipedia:
Manarola
Mapquest:
Manarola

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In Manarola, multicoloured houses spill down the dark hillside, their balconies looking out over the turquoise harbor surrouned by craggy rock formations.  The town is a work of art in its own right, each street bursting with colour, detail and history.  

Manarola is the centre of Cinque Terre both geographically and in terms of wine production.  Here, you can taste the fruits of local labour in a number of wineries as well as at the "Cooperativa Agricolutra".

The village of Manarola itself dates back to the end of the twelfth century, and owes its origins to settlers who came down from Vicus Oleaster (present day Volastra) on the mountain towering above, originally populated by Roman colonists and legionaries.

The name almost certainly comes fro "Manium Arula", probably a temple deidicated to the Manes - the souls of the departed - built at the bottom of the valley on the land of an ancient Roman family.

 

Liguria - Cinque Terre

 

Directions

Manarola is right in the centre of the Cinque Terre. There are only 2 ways of getting here, by the national park train or by walking. 

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Accommodations in Manarola


Sculpture of lovers, Manarola,
Cinque Terre

by Jesse Andrews
 

Enjoy our Cinque Terre Walking Tours

Take a boat excursion along the
coast of the Cinque Terre