St. Michael's Church was built in the Early-Gothic architectural style, first mentioned in 1282, in 1449 burned down by a fire and subsequently rebuilt. The expansion work on the church in the fifteenth and sixteenth-century was blighted by the Thirty Years' War and as such was burned down again. Prior to 1671, the church was renovated by Bishop of Wrocław, Sebastian von Rostock. The church was restored in 1893.References:
Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune of Riomaggiore. It is the second-smallest of the famous Cinque Terre towns frequented by tourists, with a population of 353.
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.