Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy (I)

AUGUST 2000 – View across Manarola a village that is part of the famous coastal stretch called ‘Cinque Terre’ in Northern Italy. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

From Lerici in Italy, you can easily visit the famous Cinque Terre – five villages built very close to the cliff. They can be reached only by train or by using a hike called Via dell’ Amore (“Street of Love” in English) which starts in Riomaggiore (the first of the five villages). We recommend using the train from La Spezia to Riomaggiore.

The first part of the hike (from Riomaggiore to Manarola) is easy but nevertheless impressing. Despite their isolated location, the villages do have a very good touristical infrastructure. But, let’s face it, they are not really suitable for beach holidays as there are no beaches, just the ramps for the fisher boats. People do not care and get their tan anyway by using these ramps as bathing platforms.

The photo shows the village of Manarola from a viewpoint from the next leg of the hike, from Manarola to Corniglia. Please note that the path between Manarola and Corniglia is quite long (even if it looks close) and not as secure as from Riomaggiore to Manarola!

The high resolution image

Capture Date28-AUG-2000
LocationManarola, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3590 x 2393 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/


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