Wed 21 Sep 16 - Wed 21 Sep 16
Manarola is one of the 5 tiny towns on the Mediterranean just south of Genoa; known as the Cinque Terre. They are known for their picturesque charm and trekking trails. You can only get to them by boat or train, so they have kept their wonderful character by keeping the cars out.
Each town has its own unique character. Here in Manarola, they have a very tiny harbour, so the fishermen haul their boats up into the city every day after fishing.
But the harbour is not only for fishing, tourists love to play there too.
If Nice is known for its beautiful people, Cinque Terre is known for its fit people. Both locals and tourists do a lot of walking here. They have a wonderful walking trail network between the towns. Unfortunately the 2 costal walking trail between Manarola and its 2 neighboring towns are currently closed due to rock falls... so I took the high hill route to Cornigilia... yes it was mostly up... or so it felt, but I got some great views! Unfortunately, when I got there I took the 1,500 steps down, not realizing it was to the train station and not the the town itself.
Here is the sunset from the Manarola harbour... I hope to do some more trails tomorrow.