Manarola

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Summer in Manarola, the oldest of the Cinque Terre villages

Hugging the rugged Mediterranean coastline of Liguria, Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s most picturesque regions, named after its five constituent villages. Set precariously on seaside cliffs, each village is backed by olive farms and vineyards, and tumbles down the hillside to small fishing harbours by way of typically Italian pastel-hued townhouses.  The villages remain difficult to reach by road and are best visited via rail or foot. Hiking trails linking the villages are extremely popular with tourists, and afford excellent views. The villages themselves are distinctively charming, and offer fresh and excellent seafood. The oldest village, Manarola, is home to its own dialect, Manarolese, and is famous for its unique Sciachettrá wine.

 

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