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Manarola, a hamlet of Riomaggiore, is an ancient village on the Ligurian Riviera di Levante within the Cinque Terre National Park. The urban aspect is characterized by colorful Genoese tower houses that face one another on the main street.
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  • Village with park
  • UNESCO heritage
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One of the most characteristic villages of the 5 Terre, Manarola. Ancient village of the eastern Ligurian on a rocky spur. Since 1999 it is part of the 5 Terre National Park.
It houses the largest illuminated nativity scene in the world.  | Orietta  Godani - e-borghi Community
One of the most characteristic villages of the ...
Orietta Godani - e-borghi Community
I waited hours to go down in the evening to Manarola to take a picture. The show that appears before your eyes exceeds all expectations, the lights and colors that are reflected in the sea make it unique.  | Manuela Tronconi - e-borghi Community
I waited hours to go down in the evening to Man...
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The warm colors of the sunset in Manarola, an ancient Ligurian village and a small pearl of the Cinque Terre. The scent of the sea, its colorful houses and its stone alleys make it unforgettable.  | Manuela Tronconi - e-borghi Community
The warm colors of the sunset in Manarola, an a...
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About the village

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.

Village of Manarola
Municipality of Riomaggiore
Province of La Spezia
Liguria Region

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

the Municipality is part of:
Cinque Terre National Park

Municipality
Via T. Signorini 118 - tel: 0187760211

= distances as the crow flies

BY CAR

  • Traveling on the A12 highway, if you are coming from Genoa or Livorno, take the exit towards La Spezia and continue on the SS 370 reaching Manarola.
  • Driving along the A15 motorway if you are coming from Parma take the exit for La Spezia and continue on the SS 370 reaching Manarola.

BY PLANE

  • Pisa airport
  • Genoa airport

Sleep, eat, buy...

= distances as the crow flies

Travel proposals in Manarola and in its territory

Manarola is present in issue 3 of our digital magazine e-borghi travel.
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Events

from
thursday
8
december, 2022
to monday 30 january 2023

The Manarola Crib

saturday
24
june, 2023

St. John Baptist - Patron Saint

thursday
10
august, 2023

San Lorenzo - Patron saint

Our news about Manarola

Thick forests, stony ground, lakes and bogs then mule tracks, pastures, valleys and amazing landscapes often with a sea view. The quantity and variety of the Italian parks are unique. One life is not enough to know them well and the same goes for the food specialities you can taste in the villages that are spread around them. There’s nothing better than ending an enjoyable excursion by tasting the local food and buying the best products in the local tiny shops. We haven’t decided to describe a tasting route in this pages by ch...
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Photo credits: The Walt Disney Company (DISNEY ITALIA) The new Disney-Pixar film tells the story of the adventures of Luca, the young protagonist who spends a holiday in the enchanted landscapes of the Cinque Terre, among picturesque villages and crystal clear sea.The images in the trailer manage to capture the beauty of the territory that only a region like Liguria can offer.
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