Sunday, August 2, 2015

Manarola

Heading north from Riomaggiore, the second village is Manarola, with population of 450 people.Manarola as Riomaggiore is characterized by the presence of the colorful house-towers and has preserved medieval fortifications which protected citizens from pirates.
It also has a small harbour where you can sink in the purest shore of the Mediterranean and there's a perfect spot where the most famous Cinque Terre photos are taken from.
Here's a curiosity about Manarola: the painted white pyramid that emerges among the tallest houses is a trigonometric signal for sailors (I'm not sure you get to see it in my photos). Another curious thing in Manarola is the elevator for boats. At the beginning I didn't catch the idea... why would there be an elevator.. and then I understood that it's actually an elevator for boats. To carry a boat from a stony bay it should be hanged on a block and lifted upwards, then placed on the square.

Beneath you will see some photos of the Manarola, Sentiero Azzuro and a guy that struggled for a good while till he decided to actually jump.. but as I said ...who doesn't want to dip in that emerald green see? ... So inviting..

8 comments:

  1. Whoa, this is the Italy I want to find when I go there. It's like going back in time, and so colourful too. Is it a popular / expensive place?

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    1. It's very colouful and you should definitely go there! you will fall in love with this place :)
      Yes,it's popular, it's crowded on summer time and if you'll decide to go there.. don't repeat my mistake...even if the villages are tiny, stay there at least 2-3 days just to enjoy the beauty.. and book the hotel in advance... I found it a bit expensive...

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  2. Did you try the jump? it really does look inviting! I'd never heard of an elevator for boats, but it totally makes sense!

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  3. Gorgeous! I've never heard of this place. So many great places to see in Europe.

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  4. Fabulous photos! My husband is Ligurian, so when we visit family we manage to get some day trips in to Cinque Terre and I love it every time!

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  5. Nice photos. Cinqueterre is in my bucket list for our tour around Europe

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  6. Looks like a lovely place in Italy! I would love to try and cliff jump into the sea.

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  7. How gorgeous Manarola looks - beautiful architecture and such a unique setting.

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