Girl smiling after a marriage proposal in Manarola, Cinque Terre

Marriage Proposal in Manarola, Cinque Terre

With its colorful houses overlooking the crystal-clear sea, Cinque Terre is the perfect proposal setting.

As local Cinque Terre proposal photographers who have captured countless romantic moments, we have been privileged to witness some unforgettable ones. One that will forever hold a special place in our hearts is this unforgettable marriage proposal in Manarola, Cinque Terre.

Couple hugging on a boat in Cinque Terre at sunset after a wedding proposal

A special Surprise Proposal in Manarola

Daniel’s Dream: an intimate and special marriage proposal in Cinque Terre

Daniel contacted us a few weeks before their trip to Cinque Terre because he wanted to propose to his girlfriend, Sophia, in the most romantic and intimate way possible and needed help in planning and capturing this moment.

Finding the perfect location to propose in Cinque Terre can be a daunting task if you:

  • are not familiar with the area or unsure about where to pop the question (there are so many choices!)
  • want to avoid the most crowded spots while still having a beautiful background view of Cinque Terre
  • dream about an intimate and private proposal

Luckily, we are here to help you choosing the best options and locations to propose in and around Cinque Terre. We can make sure you have a memorable and unique proposal, even during the busy tourist season, with no crowds around.

When Daniel told us he couldn’t wait to spend the rest of his life with Sophia, and was looking for something out of the ordinary that would make his Cinque Terre proposal unforgettable, we knew we could help. During our online discovery call, we discussed his ideas and expectations, and we suggested a sunset boat tour along the Cinque Terre coast, with a proposal on the boat in front of Manarola.

Seeing his big smile, we were sure we had found the perfect way to start their life journey together.

Engagement Ring

How he proposed in Cinque Terre

  • A drink in Riomaggiore (where they found an amazing accommodation by the water) while waiting for their private boat
  • A Cinque Terre private sunset boat tour
  • One of the most beautiful locations along the coast for the proposal (in front of the colorful houses in Manarola) with their favorite song playing as background music
  • Champagne pop to celebrate
  • An engagement photo session in Vernazza
  • Dance party at sunset around Monterosso al mare
  • A typical Italian Aperitivo in front of Riomaggiore at dusk
  • A romantic al fresco dinner in one of the best restaurants in Riomaggiore
Couple kissing on a boat after he proposed in Manarola, Cinque Terre

She said Yes in Manarola

On the day of the proposal, we met Daniel and Sophia at the harbor in Riomaggiore. The boat ride was filled with excitement and anticipation.

As we approached Manarola, Daniel knelt down and opened the ring box, and Sophia gasped in surprise and joy. Tears filled her eyes, and she said yes without hesitation. We captured every single moment of this magical proposal, from the tears and laughter to the breathtaking scenery.

Romantic Engagement Session in Vernazza

After the proposal, we took some time to capture some romantic shots of the newly engaged couple in Vernazza. The town’s vibrant colors and picturesque scenery provided the perfect backdrop for the couple’s love story. Sophia and Daniel radiated joy and happiness, and we felt so honored to be part of their journey together.

The weather was a bit crazy that day, but the emotions were so strong and they were soaking it all in that they didn’t even notice it (and that actually made it even more romantic, like in a movie!)

They toasted and hugged each other and danced to the music of their favorite songs under the rain.

Our Favorite Marriage Proposal in Manarola, Cinque Terre

We have seen countless proposals, but this one was truly unforgettable. The combination of the breathtaking scenery, the warm and playful atmosphere, and the couple’s love story made this Marriage Proposal in Manarola, Cinque Terre, one of our favorites.

A true ode to Joy and Love.

We feel privileged to have captured every single moment of this magical proposal and to share it with them.

If you’re planning to propose in Manarola or Cinque Terre, contact us today so we can get the conversation started and we’ll make it happen for you.

We would love to help you capture this once-in-a-lifetime moment!

Are you looking for helpful tips to propose in Cinque Terre to start with planning? Check out our full guide on Cinque Terre proposals.

We also wrote another guide with tips and inspiration if you want to know more about planning a Cinque Terre boat proposal. Don’t miss it!



We’re a husband & wife photography team based in Cinque Terre, Italy.

Here’s the deal: we’re not your average “proposal photographers”, we’re here to help you create a proposal straight out of an Italian movie.

And guess what? We’re not just there to take amazing photos. We’re your local guides and biggest supporters too, making sure every moment is filled with joy, connection, and that unmistakable Italian Way of embracing life to the fullest.

Get ready for a mind-blowing experience that screams Italy!





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Sara and Ale were absolutely amazing to work with! They were extremely friendly and super accommodating with all of my requests. They are genuine people, who just want everything to work out during the big moment and even after. Sara cried happy tears on several occasions, which was beautiful. This is not your typical business exchange… we have gained friends in Sara and Ale.

Beyond the wonderful personalities, they are amazing photographers and planners. Pictures turned out incredible, the skipper and dinner in Cinque Terre that they arranged for us was amazing, A+++ rating all around. We decided to purchase a photo album through them as well. Quality of the book and pictures could not have been better.

Would recommend 1000%!!

Planning a Surprise Proposal in Cinque Terre and need support?


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So, relax and let us guide you through this exciting journey of proposing in Cinque Terre.

We’re here to make it a truly memorable and magical experience for you and your partner… Consider us your trusted partners throughout the journey!

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