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Cinque Terre : Manarola, Italy

The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. “The Five Lands” is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Over centuries, people have carefully built terraces  on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the  sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development.  Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them  from the outside. The Cinque Terre is a very popular tourist  destination.

The villages of the Cinque Terre were severely affected by torrential   rains which caused floods and mudslides on October 25, 2011. Nine  people have been confirmed killed by the floods, and damage to the  villages, particularly Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, is extensive (…wiki)

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