Cinque Terre (The Five Lands, La Spezia, Liguria) is the coast called on the Italian Riviera and it’s composed by 5 villages: Manarola, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare , Corniglia, and Riomaggiore.
Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea.
Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside. [Wikipedia]
Manarola is indeed a very popular photographic challenge.
Manarola may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre
Manarola’s primary industries have traditionally been fishing and wine-making.