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To reach Manarola, you can fly into Pisa or Genoa airports and then take a train to La Spezia Centrale. From La Spezia Centrale, a regional train will take you to Manarola in approximately 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can also drive to La Spezia and park your car there, as Manarola itself is a car-free village.
It is highly recommended to book your accommodation well in advance, especially during the peak season (May-September). The Cinque Terre Card is also a smart purchase, as it grants you unlimited train travel between the five villages, access to the hiking trails, and entry to the Cinque Terre National Park.
The costs of visiting Manarola can vary depending on your preferences. Accommodation prices range from budget-friendly guesthouses to more high-end hotels. Dining out can be relatively affordable, with many restaurants offering a variety of options. The Cinque Terre Card is priced at €16 for a one-day pass, which covers most of your transportation and park access fees.
The best things to do in Manarola include hiking the famous Cinque Terre trails, particularly the Via dell'Amore, which connects Manarola to Riomaggiore. Take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea at the small harbor, or embark on a boat tour to explore the stunning coastline. For a more relaxed experience, stroll through the village streets and enjoy the local shops and art galleries.
For dining options, treat yourself to delicious seafood at Trattoria dal Billy, or enjoy a romantic dinner with a view at Nessun Dorma. For a more casual meal, grab a slice of pizza at Pizzeria La Cambusa or try the tasty focaccia at Panificio Castellini.
When it comes to accommodation, consider staying at La Torretta, a charming boutique hotel with stunning views of the sea. For a more budget-friendly option, choose Affittacamere San Giorgio, which offers comfortable rooms with modern amenities. Alternatively, Arpaiu offers beautiful sea-view rooms and a tranquil atmosphere.
Off the beaten path: For a truly unique and memorable experience in Manarola, consider joining a local wine tasting tour. The village is surrounded by lush vineyards, and a guided tour will take you through the terraced hills, allowing you to sample the local wines and learn about the traditional winemaking process. This is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy the breathtaking views that Manarola has to offer.
By train: This is the most convenient way to travel through the five villages of the Cinque Terre.
You can buy tickets online on the Trenitalia website.
The Cinque Terre Express passes through each guard every 10 minutes
By car: Access by car to Manarola is not easy.
The entire center of the village is closed to cars
From La Spezia, take the SP 370. At the intersection with the direction of Manarola, park your car and take the National Park ATC shuttle bus.
Shuttle bus schedule
From La Spezia, Porto Venere or Lerici it is possible to reach Manarola by boat.
The shipping company Navigazione Golfo dei Poeti connects Monterosso, Vernazza, and Riomaggiore by sea.
It is not possible to book in advance. Go directly to the pier in the morning to buy your ticket.
The church of San Lorenzo in Manarola is a typical example of Gothic architecture in Liguria.
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