What to buy: Dry white wine simply called Cinque Terre (made by grapevines from Bosco, Fermentino and Albarola grapes)
The Sciacchetra a prized dessert wine made from prime grapes
Limoncino a dessert wine made from steeping lemon peels in pure alcohol with adding sugar and water
What to pay: 5 EUR - 20EUR
- Wine Tasting
This is a lovely shop for foodies! It showcases the typical produce of the Cinque Terre – herbs, olives, different pasta shapes and sauces, preserves, wine, baked goods and much more. It’s all so appealingly displayed, and everything looks really tempting. We bought just a few things to take home as gifts – some chestnut blossom honey, different dried herbs and a pack of pre-mixed spices to flavour arrabiata sauces. We would have bought more had we not been trying to keep the baggage to a minimum (although as you can see from the photo they do ship). Everything we chose was well received by the recipients, especially the honey. I’m afraid I didn’t note the prices but nothing seemed exorbitant for the quality and attractiveness of the presentation.
The shop also sells a few food related items such as kitchen implements and bowls. The service was friendly (we only ever saw one man working there and I think he may be the owner) and it stays open quite late if you want to leave your shopping until your evening stroll rather than carry stuff around during the day.
Directions: On the left towards the top of Via Colombo
There are two coop supermarkets in Riomaggiore where you can find local products such as olive oil and, the typical white wine cinque terre.
The best one I tasted was cinque terre costa di campo.
What to buy: Whiote wine cinque terre costa di campo, pesto (which is a pasta sauce), olive oil and anchovies.
What to pay: The wine was about 13 euros.
Address: Via Colombo, 55
- Food and Dining
- Wine Tasting
There are some fabulous shops in Riomaggiore that sell a range of the local produce.
Take a browse and I am sure there will be a few tempting items you would like to buy....perhaps a bottle of wine to enjoy by the harbour on sunset...
What to buy: Specialising in delicious products like fruit & veg, olives, anchovies and the best of all - local Cinque Terre wines.
What to pay: Cheaper than big city prices.
Directions: Go through the tunnel from the train station, and then turn left up the hill.
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