Manarola Restaurant or more
properly known as Marina Piccola Ristorante, is a waterfront
Michelin starred seafood restaurant with seating for up to 100
people in the outdoor verranda area and an adidtional 50 seats
inside. Situated on the inside of the path which leads around
the cliff and to assorted terraces above for spectaclar views
of the Ligurian coastline and the village of Manarola.
Walking along the path I was so
captivated by the scenery and the view across the sea that I
actually missed the restaurant on the way up, and if I am
honest on the way down my eyes were on the beautiful coloured
houses of Manarola, that I almost missed it again. Luckily my
missus is a bit slower than me and I paused to wait right
outside the restaurant, which was actually totally deserted at
this time of the morning.
into the verranda, the first thing I noticed was the stone
wall 4 tables away from me, and the way the colouring
complimented the glasses with their slight hint of blue. I
tried this shot at various apertures but this was the most
pleasing with focus purely on the glasses in front and the
cutlery and glasses in the background thrown out sufficiently
enough to provide some interest without being a distraction.
Manarola itself , which is the oldest of the 5 towns in the
Cinque Terre - San Lorenzo church dates back to 1338. It's
primary industries have traditionally been fishing and wine
making, with the local wine 'Schiacchetra' being especially
renowned - well worth a glass or two when you visit.