5 Beautiful Coastal Towns Around the World

Coastal Town
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Manarola, Italy

We’re sure that no matter which coastal town you choose to visit in Italy, you won’t be disappointed. But we happen to love Manarola! This tiny Northwest village dates back to the Middle Ages and has a jumble of brightly colored cliff-side homes that overlook the sea.

The area is also well known for producing that delicious white wine and olive oil. Nestled in between some rocky coastal cliffs, Manarola is one of the 5 fishing villages that make up the picturesque Cinque Terre area in Italy.

But easily the most recognizable of the 5, this cliffside small coastal town has homes in shades of pastel blue, pink, yellow, and orange. Legend says the houses were painted this way so that returning fishermen would be able to spot their homes more easily.

Sunset is the most spectacular time to be here when the lowering sun washes the houses in magnificent hues of gold, even if it’s just for a few dramatic moments!

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2 thoughts on “5 Beautiful Coastal Towns Around the World”

  1. Can’t believe you left out the Sorrentine Peninsula, especially Positano. However, the ones you picked are pretty glorious.


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