Huly Hill is a 30 metre diameter earthen burial mound, surrounded by a modern retaining wall. At its highest it is around 3 metres. The mound was excavated in 1830 and a dagger or spearhead was found along with some cremated bones. Around the mound are three standing stones; two are around 2 metres tall, and the third is probably broken and stands 1.2m tall. The cairn and the stones were in use at different times. The monument may date from around 2500 BCE.
The remains of an Iron Age chariot burial were found near mound. The chariot was the first of its kind to be found in Scotland and shows Iron Age Scotland in direct contact with the European Continent. The Newbridge chariot was buried intact, a method consistent with the burial practices of Continental Europe rather than Yorkshire.
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.