Manarola may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, with the cornerstone of the church, San Lorenzo, dating from 1338. The local dialect is Manarolese, which is marginally different from the dialects in the nearby area. The name "Manarola" is probably dialectical evolution of the Latin, "magna rota". In the Manarolese dialect this was changed to "magna roea" which means "large wheel", in reference to the mill wheel in the town .
Manarola's primary industries have traditionally been fishing and wine-making. The local wine, called Sciacchetrà, is especially renowned; references from Roman writings mention the high quality of the wine produced in the region. In recent years, Manarola and its neighboring towns have become popular tourist destinations, particularly in the summer months. Tourist attractions in the region include a famous walking trail between Manarola and Riomaggiore (called Via dell'Amore, "Love's Trail") and hiking trails in the hills and vineyards above the town. Manarola is one of the five villages. Mostly all of the houses are bright and colourful.
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JFS (32459) 2012-03-02 5:26
Spectacular view of this amazing paese, the quality of the image is excellent. My compliments!
luckybamboo (410) 2012-03-02 6:31
Hey Stefano, great POV on this village, representing so well the beauty of Italy... really wonderful colors!!
cornejo (46680) 2012-03-02 8:55
Ciao Stefano, foto molto bene di questa magnifica vista di questo luogo affascinante. Una bella immagine nitida di bella profondità e colori. Lavoro molto buono e bello ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Buon pomeriggio e week-end felice. TFS.
chawax (20760) 2012-03-02 10:37
A nice POV on this beautiful village. The colours and the light are very nice.
leo61 (0) 2012-03-02 11:48
Good quality and taken from a great POV!
Great composition with the deep blue sea as background.
yquem46 (38752) 2012-03-02 11:51
Wow, a splendid view from above, colorful, well composed with the sea at BG and the greenery at FG
very spectacular situation of the village
have nice WE
Gigidusud (21247) 2012-03-02 13:28
Bellissimo scatto di questo bel villaggio che ho visitato tre anni fa.Eccellente POV,splendidi i colori.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-03-02 23:17
Tu as trouvé un excellent point de vue pour photographier ce joli village des Cinque Terre superbement éclairé. Je vois tout ce que j'ai raté en n'empruntant pas ce fameux chemin reliant les villages....pas assez courageux!
divail (8334) 2012-03-03 19:32
La composition est superbe, avec toutes ces petites maisons colorées sur fond de mer bleue. Un endroit magnifique, merci du partage.
Fly (366) 2012-03-04 6:23
I had never even heard of Manarola before today - what a magnificent place! Although I imagine car parking might be a bit tight!
Very well captured, Stefano. I like your timing with the setting sun lighting up the houses and casting long shadows over the façades of the north facing buildings. My only thought is that perhaps a slightly longer exposure would have sharpened the contrast and increased your colour density somewhat.
Thank you for showing us this wonderful view! Thank you.