Thursday, February 21, 2013


The village of Manarola is surrounded by vines and is situated along a stream. The wine of Manarola is very famous and the "Via dell’ Amore" starts here: an easy to walk, paved path a distance of two kilometres, connecting Manarola to Riomaggiore.
In the upper side of the village, we suggest to visit the church of San Lorenzo (1338) with its beautiful rose window dating back to the 14th century.
My friend spending a few quality moments in the glory of this land!
We walked into town, first stopping at a little museum/shop that sells wonderful lotions and skincare items that are locally made.  Once into town, the exploring began again.
 Lisa and I were walking and oohing and ahhing in all the little shops when we came upon the neatest pub that was under the street level.  A perfect place to people watch....and that's exactly what we did until it was time for our sunset dinner.
we sat behind those gentlemen with treats like this
while watching these local ladies gossip about every single person that walked by!!
Soon it was time to walk down to the water for our dinner reservation and a sunset treat
the spot below the arrow was our restaurant perfect for watching the sunset
watching the fishermen bring in their catch of the day for the restaurant
Whew!!!!  all of this, this post and the previous one,  was just ONE day of the retreat!! and let me show you how it ended!!

1 comment:

  1. There's something so reassuring about seeing those same women sitting there year after year. I wish I could speak their dialect to know what they were saying. I'm sure they have seen it all--the world stomping through their little fishing village.