Cities on Crazy Cliffs

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Imagine waking up every morning to have your cup of coffee.  You take a step outside to grab your newspaper and walk the dog.  Instead of seeing your typical neighborhood scene, you are standing at the edge of a cliff.  That’s what citizens of these 5 amazing and perilous “cliff-towns” experience every day.

  • Manarola, Italy –    If you visit this town, be sure to try the local specialty Sciacchetrà, a sweet dessert wine that tastes of honey and apricots. Manarola is one of five cliff-side villages in the Cinque Terre area of the Italian Riviera.

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  • Al Hajjarah, Yemen – In western Yemen you will find the Haraz mountains and the village of Al Hajjarah.  When this clifftop village was built by the Ottomans in the 11th century, it served  as a fortified military base as well as an enclave for Muslims.  Today, the village is best for travelers interested in a unique mountain climbing and hiking destination.

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  • Bonifacio, France – At the southern tip of the French Island of Corsica, you will find Bonifacio.  It was originally built for military purposes, and today it serves as a great vacation spot for the holidays.  The view across the Mediterranean Sea is spectacular.

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  • Castellfollit de la Roca, Spain – Castellfollit de la Roca is located in the Catalonia region in the middle of Spain.  With cliffs on both sides of the village, it has one most spectacular views of the Catalonian countryside.

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  • Ronda, Spain – Ronda sits upon two hilltops, separated by the 400 feet deep El Tajo Gorge.  The issue here is how to bridge the two sections of town. The current bridge took 42 years to build!  Other than the view, its claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of modern bullfighting.

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