Manarola is the second smallest village in the Cinque Terre and at Christmas here you can find the largest nativity scene in the world.
 
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Manarola

A village of ancient origin
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Village of Manarola
Municipality of Riomaggiore
Province of La Spezia
Liguria Region

Inhabitants: 1.496
Center altitude: 35 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Cinque Terre National Park

Patronal Feast
San Lorenzo - 10th August

Municipality of Riomaggiore
Via T. Signorini 118 - Riomaggiore
tel: 0187760211

A hamlet of Riomaggiore, Manarola is an ancient village on the Ligurian Riviera di Levante and is one of the Cinque Terre.
It is characterized by the typical colorful Genoese tower - houses that face one another on the main street, called via Discovolo, formed by the covering of the waterway. Among the five villages Manarola is the smallest one after Corniglia.

Manarola originated from the displacement of populations that from the Val di Vara and the Roman settlement of Volastra moved towards the sea to exploit its resources. You can't miss the main square, around which stand the Oratory of Disciplinanti, the bell tower and the Church of San Lorenzo, in gothic Genoese style and dating back to 1338.

Among the military architecture there is the castle, which was erected to provide for the protection of the village against the raids of Saracen pirates. Later, the central nucleus of the country developed around it.

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Other destinations nearby

Riomaggiore
Riomaggiore
Riomaggiore is the most eastern and most southern of the Cinque Terre.
La Spezia - 1.21 KM from Manarola
Corniglia
Corniglia
Corniglia, a hamlet of Vernazza, is the only village of the Cinque Terre not touching the sea.
La Spezia - 2.13 KM from Manarola
Vernazza
Vernazza
Vernazza is part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
La Spezia - 4.78 KM from Manarola
Monterosso al Mare
Monterosso al Mare
Monterosso al Mare is the largest village of the Cinque Terre, a place of inspiration for the famous poet Eugenio Montale.
La Spezia - 7.26 KM from Manarola
Porto Venere
Porto Venere
Porto Venere is the borgo marinaro smaller in the province of La Spezia, in Liguria.
La Spezia - 10.63 KM from Manarola
Framura
Framura
Framura is the collective name of 5 small fractions of which it is composed the Municipality, which extend from the sea toward the inside, along a steep stairway that connects them.
La Spezia - 17.74 KM from Manarola

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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