The Cinque Terre is world famous for its rugged portion of Mediterranean coastline on the Italian Riviera, where perhaps no place but the township of Manarola offers the best picturesque snapshot. The region includes "five lands" where in addition to Manarola, the towns of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Riomaggiore are also situated.
Manarola is believed to be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, with the cornerstone of the church, San Lorenzo, dating back to 1338. Manorola's brightly colored buildings stacked on terraced plateaus are a staple to its ancient charm.
Manarola's primary industries have traditionally been fishing and wine-making, where now the area has become a popular travel destination for tourists. Hiking trails in the hills and vineyards above town offer recreation for outdoor enthusiasts who get to then enjoy the tranquil vast views of the Mediterranean Sea once they reach the summit of their hike.