Manarola is a magical little town on the
Mediterranean Sea. The time we spent here was the best part of our trip. We climbed its hills, ate its wonderful pesto and pastries and swam in the lovely little cove. Many thanks to Kristen Wolden Nitz for suggesting we visit Cinque Terre.
Manarola is the second town in Cinque Terre. From south to north, they are Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso. On this trip, we saw Riomaggiore (briefly) and Manarola. I guess we’ll have to go back to catch the rest.
I'm going to have to get a polarizing filter or figure out how to use GIMP to make the sky bluer. The above shot was taken in the early morning.
This is from the top of the town, looking down. Note the terraces for grapevines.
You can see the breakwater that protects the little harbor. When the weather gets rough, they lift the boats up up to the town with a winch.
This is where they grow grapes for wine. Someone calculated that there is more stone in the terraces of Cinque Terre than in the
Great Wall of China. I have no way to verify this.
Manarola at night.