An ancient ligurian village built on the rocks with narrow streets.
Some historians think that Manarola has roman origin,but it is posible that the village was founded in XII century from a little part of Volastra.
It has more ancient origin tahn Riomaggiore:perhaps,the name is derwed from Manium Arula a little temple of Manes
How you can arrive here
By train: linea Genova- La Spezia, railway line Riomaggiore- Manarola (Tel 0187 920176), Vernazza- Corniglia (Tel 0187812290) e Monterosso (Tel 0187817458)
By boat: Monterosso -Vernazza- Manarola- Riomaggiore
By car:by road from La Spezia-Riomaggiore
Where you can park
There is a parking zone at the top of the village
What you can see
The church is devoted to the nativity of holy virgin,but many inhabitants called it St. Lawrence.It was built from 1338 to 1375,like two memorial tablets is a triptich of XIV century with St. Lawrence between Antony and Bernardino.In the square there is an oratory of Disciplianti della Santissima Annunziata or Azzurri
Saint local feast is St. Lawrence (10 agosto) with sea's blessing
During Christmas time Mr. Mario Andreoli makes a very attractive crib,with tall figures built with light and recycling material.It was great renown
In April-There is a painting's National Competition "Love's Path". Many artists work in the street of the village
Info: Associazione Amici Via dell’Amore - Riomaggiore tel. 0187/920143.
Manarola(10) -Corniglia(90).Lenght:: 3 km.Time:1h.Departure: dalla zona del cimitero
Manarola(70)- Marvede(667) .Lenght:: 3,5 km Time:2h.Departure: parte alta del paese.(Cantine Sociali delle Cinque Terre)
Manarola(10)-Riomaggiore(20) Via dell'Amore Lenght:: 1 km.Time:20 min.Departure: trail Manarola
Traduzione: Dott. Anna Stattuti