Manarola is among the oldest and most popular towns in the Ligurian Cinque Terre coastal region. Its stacks and blocks of 12th-century houses in different pastel colors look over the tiny bay from the top of the rocky cliff.

You can walk down to the bay to enjoy the closer view, and even enjoy a host of recreational activities such as boating or swimming in the beautiful blue waters. Follow the footpath along the adjacent cliff west from the bay and you’ll find the best viewpoint overlooking the whole town – magical both by day and night.