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Manarola

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  • Day2

    Erster capingplatz (Chinque terre)

    August 10, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Unsere erste Aktivität führt uns zu den Chinque terre, welche aus fünf verschiedenen Dörfern bestehen die in den Hang gebaut sind und nur schwer mit dem Auto erreichen zu können. Nachdem der Zug uns fälschlicherweise zuerst in das fünfte Dorf statt wie geplant in das vierte Dorf gebracht hatte ging dann doch nach kurzer Verzögerungen die sehr schweißtreibende Wanderung von Dorf vier nach Dorf drei los. Da der ,,einfache Weg“ an der Küste gesperrt war nahmen wir den schweren Weg in Angriff, den wir natürlich in Rekordzeit bewältigt haben. Nach ca. 3 Stunden und (laut Smartwatch) 84 Stockwerken waren wir dann angekommen und sind mit dem Zug zurück gefahren. Wir brauchten natürlich ein Taxi, dass wir allerdings erst nach mehreren anrufen und nachdem uns ein Italiener auf dem Moped mitnehmen wollte bekommen haben, um vom Bahnhof zum Campingplatz zu kommen, der sehr schön war bis auf den Nachbarn, der ein italienisches Ed Sheeran Cover wohl gut fand.Read more

  • Day7

    Manarola

    August 21, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Next Stop: Manarola! Das kleine Fischerdörfchen das mich nach Italien lockte. Nicht nur wunderschön anzusehen, auch hab ich eine kleine Privatbucht für ein paar Stunden gefunden.

  • Day10

    Cinque Terre

    March 14, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Nous prenons le train pour partir à la conquête des Cinque Terre. Il est normalement possible de rejoindre à pied les villages entre eux, mais la plupart des sentiers sont fermés à cause des degats dûs aux tempêtes. Riomaggiore est le premier que nous visitons, et déjà nous sommes impressionnés. Le village est niché dans des falaises à l'embouchure d'un torrent. Le second, où nous mangerons, est Manarola. Cela va crescendo en beauté, les maisons sont accrochées et agglutinées sur un éperon qui descend dans la mer. Et l'apothéose avec Vernazza, des maisons colorées concentrées autour de son port au fond d'une petite baie. Les cinq terres? Notre deuxième gros coup de coeur. Et dire qu'il y a à peine un an nous n'avions jamais entendu parler de cet endroit!Read more

  • Day336

    Day 337: Cinque Terre

    January 17, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    We got the luck we were hoping for, and the day dawned bright, clear and sunny. Time to get out and get filming! Did some stuff around Manarola (which was still completely dead), then grabbed a train north to Vernazza, the second town.

    For reference, the five towns are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

    Vernazza was a bit bigger than Manarola and more was happening. Had a good look around, and watched in awe as the huge waves pounded the cliffs. Normally it's very sedate, as people putter around in little boats and tourists sun on the rocky beaches, but not today! Waves 10 metres high were crashing into the breakwaters and churning the entire bay.

    A common activity here in 5T is hiking the length of it. People start at Monterosso up the western end, then walk the full 11 miles to Riomaggiore at the eastern end. Unfortunately it's not possible at the moment since a huge landslide in 2012 damaged a lot of the paths, but regardless a lot of the paths close in winter anyway. So no walking for us!

    But we climbed up into the hills alongside Vernazza and headed off along the path. Some fantastic views up and down the coast, and it was tough going in places with lots of ups and downs. Eventually we got about 40 minutes out of town and decided to double-back, since it was about 2.5 hours to the next town and we weren't planning on going the whole way (especially not while carrying Schnitzel!).

    Back to Vernazza where we grabbed some sandwiches for lunch and wandered a bit more. Afterwards we hopped on the train for one stop to Monterosso where the terrain was much flatter and there was a long wide beach. Surprising! And the sea wasn't as rough here, though still probably not swimmable. Wandered up and down the (very quiet) beachfront, had a gelato naturally, then eventually headed back to Manarola.

    Spent the rest of the evening relaxing in our apartment and enjoying the sunset view. More home-cooked pasta for dinner!
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  • Day335

    Day 336: Eastwards to Cinque Terre

    January 16, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌫 10 °C

    Off we go again! Excited about this one, since we were heading for one of the most popular tourist stops in Italy - Cinque Terre, or the Five Towns. This is a cliff-edge national park famous for its small villages clinging to cliffs, beautiful beaches, brightly painted houses, and dramatic scenery. So yeah, definitely looking forward to it!

    Walked back up the hill through Genoa to the station where we caught a train to the main station on the other side of town. Then an hour on the express train that stopped at the first of Cinque Terre's five towns. Each town has its own station, but the all-stations trains only run a couple of times per hour (especially in winter, aka off-season).

    Waited 20 minutes for our connection before the slow train arrived, but all was good and we got to Manarola, the fourth town, at around 1pm. Our Airbnb host was waiting for us at the right spot, and she showed us the way to the apartment. It's a tiny little hillside town here, not really any roads and only tiny alleyways winding their way around. Definitely a maze to explore!

    Our apartment is great - perched right up on the cliff front overlooking the sea and the town. Despite the small size and dated fixtures, it would still fetch hundreds of dollars a night in summer so we'd definitely grabbed a bargain, even if it meant we couldn't go swimming down below.

    The weather had picked up quite a bit and was drizzling on and off, so we decided to just have a long lunch in the only restaurant in town that was open. Quite a few other shops, but they're mostly all closed for the season. Food was reasonable, though a little overpriced.

    Spent the next couple of hours poking around town, exploring laneways and then relaxing at home enjoying the view. Will go out and fully explore the other towns tomorrow for my world heritage video, hoping for good weather!
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  • Day3

    Manarola

    September 8, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    Mit etwas Glück fanden wir am Abend doch noch ein Zimmer in diesem bezaubernden Dörfchen. Kurz nachdem wir unser Zimmer bezogen hatten, machten wir uns auf den Weg das Dorf zu erkunden. Mit einem Lokal, von dem aus man einen faszinierenden Blick auf Manarola hat beendeten wir unseres Spaziergang. Mit Wein und Kartenspielen verging die Zeit wie im Flug. Die idyllische Stimmung wurde durch ein Gewitter gedämpft, aber man kann ja auch nur im Regen tanzen, wenn es regnet 😉Read more

  • Day5

    A Day Exploring Cinque Terre Villages

    May 17, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    After an early morning sunrise stroll through the terraced vineyards above Manarola, we headed out to visit 3 of the other 4 villages. Hop, skip, and a jump on the train to the tiny towns of Corniglia and Vernazza. Then after getting our feet wet in the Mediterranean Sea, we took a wonderful boat ride to the last little town of Riomaggiore. Finally back in our room, we are enjoying a great Italian custom - the afternoon Siesta!Read more

  • Day4

    Originating in Manarola!

    May 16, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Apparently, the Cinque Terre is the birthplace of foccacia, pesto, and limoncello. And, since Manarola is right on the Mediterranean, they're famous for their seafood, especially anchovies, which taste nothing like they do in the US. And, of course, there's always gelato--in this case, lemon, strawberry, and pistachio, which happens to be in season right now! Here are a few pics. Missing is the pic of the pesto foccacia, and the pic of limoncello will have to wait until tomorrow, but we do have a pic of the fried anchovies. And for tonight's dinner, Taglierini ai Frutti di Mare (shrimp, clams, mussells, crab, and something else we'll have to look up) and Tagliatelloni alla Bottargae e Vongole (dried and salted roe and clams), followed by Piatto di Formaggi Misti (gorgonzola, pecorino, parmesan w/ onion marmalade).Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Manarola, Մանարոլա, マナローラ, 마나롤라, Manium Arola, Манарола, 马纳罗拉

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