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Destination: Manarola, Italy

The Finicky Cynic

Postcard Snapshot #4: Manarola, Italy

Manarola. Manarola.

Situated between Corniglia and Riomaggiore, the village of Manarola surprised me by offering more than I had expected, especially as the second-smallest town in the Cinque Terre. It was the last village that I visited on my trip, as I had taken the train over to Riomaggiore, then hiked over to Manarola from there with a Malaysian girl (let’s call her “Naomi”) whom I had met two nights before at a restaurant.

While the two villages (Riomaggiore and Manarola) aren’t as far apart from each other as the one between Monterosso and Vernazza, the trail is more challenging. Literally, you are climbing the face of the mountain, as the steps often times required a huge leg (and hand) up! Definitely was sweating like crazy at the end of it.

Hike from Riomaggiore to Manarola. Hike from Riomaggiore to Manarola.

Made it to Manarola and explored the village. As we…

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