La Spezia and Manarola, Italy
After leaving Rome, we continued with our trip in Europe. Our next destination is La Spezia. It is a northern town in Italy and it is close to a famous town called Manarola. The photo above is the famous scene of Manarola. It was a windy and cloudy day but we did enjoy our little stay at the famous Italian town.
Our cruise ship arrived in La Spezia early in the morning. It started the day being very cloudy and I am sure this town would have looked a lot livelier or festive if the sun was out.
Nonetheless, it is a charming town with lots of houses sprinkle around the hill side. I can only imagine how nice it would be to live in such a town.
After disembarking, we walked along the town of La Spezia and explored a little. The buildings, as expected of an Italian town, got lots of details and are pretty fancy to look at.
This is something we would not find in a city area :)
Lots of small cars around.
This is the town’s main shopping street but we arrived at a time when they were having afternoon snooze time so most of them are closed.
After about an hour or strolling through the town, we arrived at the train station where we can take a train to Manarola.
The train ride was roughly about twenty minutes and we arrived at Manarola. The town of Manarola is only a few minutes from the train station and you have to walk through a tunnel to get there.
I think it would be very nice to stay here overnight in the summer. The restaurants here serve all sorts of seafood and Italian cuisine. There are also lots of little shops to get Italian goods from. We managed to stay there for a few hours before having to head back to the cruise ship. If I had my ways, I would definitely stay for a little longer :)
Such a beautiful place!
Yes, it is a lovely place. Only if we had more time to enjoy it but being on a cruise ship, we had to go with the schedule.