Manarola is a beautiful colored town part of Cinque Terre in Liguria.
Besides enjoying the beauty of this small town, hiking the trails to the other towns is definitely worth a day or two in the area. See Cinque Terre for more information on the paths.When you arrive at the train station, you may need to go underground to reach the main platform. Head down the tunnel toward the city. During World War 2, the residents spent the nights here for protection. There is a wonderful art gallery with oil paintings and watercolors of the cinque terre towns. Turn right and up the hill — this road used to be a stream, with bridges crossing , similar to Venice. The stream was paved over and you can still hear the running water. About half way up, there is still an old water wheel. At the top is the church of S.Lorenzo.
To get to the via dell amore, go back through the tunnel towards the train station. Around the back are steps leading up to the trail. Be sure to have your ticket (available at the cinque terre office near the train station. )
The meaning of Upstream Cods is to follow the full production chain backwards: we’ll start from Liguria’s festivals and restaurants concerned stockfish and salted cod, going upstream to the Lofoten islands, Norway, where the cods are fished and prepared to be sold to public, as we know it…be sure that we are also going to snoop around on how they are cooked in their native land. And, by the way, we will photograph the natural beauty of these remote islands located beyond the Arctic Circle! So, if you’d like to follow us in this adventure, and you want to follow Upstream Cods project plaese, like and share this page https://www.facebook.com/UpstreamCods
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