Cinque Terre – The most famous and most visited small villages in Italy offer excitingly beautiful hiking trails.
Ancient trails high above the sea overlook vineyards, olive groves and cliffs with magnificent views.
The villages of this area, completely isolated for centuries, are better preserved than anywhere else on the Italian coast. No modern buildings and no traffic disturb the serenic picture. The Cinque Terre is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the entire area has been declared a National Park.
As the name already reveals, the Cinque Terre is actually made up of five small, colourful villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, all located on the steep coast.
Manarola is the oldest village of the Cinque Terre.
The laying of the foundation stone of the church San Lorenzo is dated to the year 1160. It is the second smallest village after Corniglia. The people here live mainly from fishing and viticulture. Known in Manarola is the famous Via dell’Amore (Love Way) that leads to Riomaggiore and connects the two villages.
Unfortunately when we were there to visit, this coast road was closed. However, we could still feel the romantic atmosphere.
The small alleys in the old town invite you to stroll around and are a photo opportunity at the same time. And when you get tired, lie down on the beach and cool into the clear water of the sea…
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