The most beautiful places in the world are also the most photographed... yet it is precisely here that a landscape photographer desire to do something original, trying to get away from the easy or trivial shooting.
Manarola, in Cinque Terre National Park, is one of these, like many other places in Italy i think this is a good training ground for artists from all over the world!
My tip? Try not to get caught by the guards and go directly to the bottom of the cliff (careful... not to fall down!!)... you will have a different view first, then use your immagination :-)