Manarola is the second village of the Cinque Terre coming from the south. It is a picturesque historical village with pastel colored houses, small streets and stairways and a little harbor for the fishermen's boats.
In the village there are good restaurants where the local pasta and seafood specialties are served, bars, shops and even a nice wine cellar with live music in the evenings.
In the wine cellar we can organize private wine tastings of local wines and specialties for you. The sea invites because of its rich biodiversity and the mostly clear water to enjoy snorkeling tours and there are some beautiful places to swim on the rocky coast with comfortable stairways.
The most famous footpath of the Cinque Terre is the “Via dell'Amore” which connects Manarola with Riomaggiore, the first village of the Cinque Terre.
But there are many other very beautiful hiking paths starting from Manarola, which invites you to enjoy the beauty of the Cinque Terre by foot.
To turn back there are fast and easy train connections from every village of the Cinque Terre. Manarola has a railway station, which is reachable in only two minutes from the Centre crossing a tunnel and of course the village can be reached even by car.
On the upper entrance of Manarola there is the public parking (on payment), more outside of the village there are also some free parking places.
The most of the Cinque Terre visitors don't use the car for exploring the Cinque Terre because of the very convenient connections with public transports.
Manarola has also a boat's stop where the ferries stop which are running in the Cinque Terre between Portovenere and Monterosso (in the Summertime also to Levanto and Portofino).