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Paintings of Manarola, Paintings of Cinque Terre, Italy, Italian, Manarola, expressive paintings
Manarola espressivo on the easel
Acrylic on canvas

Manarola may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, with the cornerstone of the church, San Lorenzo, dating from 1338. The local dialect is Manarolese, which is marginally different from the dialects in the nearby area. The name "Manarola" is probably a dialectical evolution of the Latin, "magna rota". In the Manarolese dialect this was changed to "magna roea" which means "large wheel", in reference to the mill wheel in the town.

Manarola's primary industries have traditionally been fishing and wine-making. The local wine, called Sciacchetrà, is especially renowned; references from Roman writings mention the high quality of the wine produced in the region.

This painting accents the informal, spontaneous patterns of an ancient city that has developed over the centuries.