Manarola boat trips. Boat rental and charter Manarola.
Manarola is the famous “postcard” of the Cinque Terre. This ancient village appears before us like a nest of colourful houses facing the sea. The buildings in pastel pink and orange colours offer a picturesque view, towering as if it tended to the sky. At the top, the multi-coloured palette is interrupted and gives way to the green of the terraces and vineyards. Founded in the 12th century, the village probably owes its name to the ancient “Magna Roea”, a large mill wheel presented in the village. Historical records describe a constant resistance of the population to pirate raids. The main architectural monument of the town is the church of San Lorenzo, in Baroque and Gothic style. The construction of the church was completed in 1338 by the inhabitants of Manarola and Volastra, as evidenced by the plaque on the facade of the church.
The urban structure of the village develops around the Groppo stream, which flows under the main road of the village. Among the tallest buildings in the city, an interesting detail can be seen: a white-painted concrete pyramid, which once served as a trigonometric signal for sailors. We recommend that you also visit the last stretch of Via Belvedere, a “balcony” with a breath taking view of the sea. If you come to this area during the Christmas holidays, be sure to visit Manarola. The largest Christmas Nativity scene in the world is reproduced every year. Manarola is famous for the production of Sciacchetrà. The historical museum dedicated to this wine is also worth visiting. In Manarola, you can also visit the famous Via dell’Amore. The path that runs along the edge of the cliff once connected the Cinque Terre and is currently only partially open. Unfortunately, the 2012 landslide blocked almost all the way, but it is still possible to visit the 200 meters of path that have remained intact, starting from the railway station.
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