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Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune (municipality) of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second-smallest of the famous Cinque Terre towns frequented by tourists, with a population of 353.

It 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 a dialectical evolution of the Latin, ” Magna rota”. In the Manarolese dialect, this was changed to “Magna roea” which means “large wheel”, about the mill wheel in the town.

The towns 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, the town  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. It is is one of the five villages of the Cinque Terre. Most of the houses are bright and colourful. It was celebrated in paintings by Antonio Discovolo (1874–1956). Wikipedia

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Photo Gallery of  Walk – Stazione to Past Via Renato Birolli
Approximately 0.69 km – 0.43 miles

The walk starts at the Stazione – Via Antonio Discovolo – Piazza Papa Innocenzo IV – Via Ettore Cozzani – Via Antonio Discovolo – Past Via Renato Birolli

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