3. If you come to Manarola (the second southernmost town), and you’re feeling even a tad bit courageous, you should try cliff jumping. There's a great spot right in the middle of Manarola, just a few hundred feet from the train station. I, however, was feeling quite wimpy.
|He makes it look so simple!|
|Play-by-play action shots of me being brave!|
My advice: nothing is off limits to jump from in the Cinque Terre. Check out this video I found on YouTube, which makes me frightened just watching it.
Even though Manarola has what seems like the most cliffs to jump from, don’t rule out the other towns.
|This guy is getting prepared to jump... he needed |
a lot of mental preparation before the big plunge!
That’s a guy we met jumping in Monterosso al Mare, at the eastern most end of the public beach. You could only get there by swimming, which is why there are no pictures of me jumping because I DID do it! After awhile, the rush of adrenaline of dropping and hitting the chilly water (my guess was about 72°F) became addicting. This may have been the best free thing I’ve ever done.