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Viewpoint in Manarola

Punta Bonfiglio

Manarola's prized viewpoint is on a rocky promontory on the path out of town towards Corniglia where walkers stop for classic photos of the village. A rest area, including a kids' playground, has been constructed he…
Seafood in Manarola

Marina Piccola

A number of fish dishes, including some tasty antipasti such as soppressata di polpo (sliced boiled octopus) are served up here along with right-by-the-sea views. There's a great list of Cinque Terre DOCs from both …
Seafood in Manarola

Il Porticciolo

One of several restaurants lining the main route down to the harbour, this is a popular spot for an alfresco seafood feast. Expect seaside bustle and a fishy menu featuring classic crowd-pleasers such as spaghetti w…
Gelato in Manarola

Cinque Terre Gelateria Creperia

In the running for the title of Cinque Terre's best ice-cream joints.
Piazza in Manarola

Piazzale Papa Innocenzo IV

At the northern end of Via Discovolo, you'll come upon this small piazza dominated by a bell tower that was once used as a defensive lookout. Opposite, the Chiesa di San Lorenzo dates from 1338 and houses a 15th-cen…
Seafood in Manarola

Da Aristide

Up the hill, not far from the train station, Aristide has tables in an old village house and in a bright, modern marque terrace on the square. Order a few of the heaped plates of stuffed anchovies or lemon-doused gr…