Riomaggiore Things to Do

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  • 1. Via dell'Amore - Lover's Walk

    From Manarola to Riomaggiore train station leads promenade that is pompous called "the path of love". Trail is about one kilometer long and can be passed in about 20 minutes, but we took over an hour....

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  • 2. Hiking - Sentiero Azzurro

    9/11/2015: Updated to reflect information about the recently revised park website, and provide new links. An enormous amount of travelers come to the Cinque Terre to hike the fabled trails between...

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  • 3. Harbour - Porto

    The one who has ever felt the atmosphere of the fishing village and smells that comes from the sea-water, fishes mixed with oil that drives the fishing boats, that will understand what I am saying...

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  • 4. Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista

    Walk the upper part of the village and you will no doubt run into the church of Saint Giovanni Batista. The church which is located on the side of a hill was constructed in 1340. It was built under...

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  • 5. Castello di Riomaggiore

    High above most of the village is the old fortress, il Castello. Two towers with a small wall between them, which nowadays is used more for exhibitions and meetings. And to get a great view over the...

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  • 6. Beach

    The beach at Riomaggiore isn't much of a beach - well from an Aussie girls point of view anyway! There is no sand - just uncomfortable looking rocks.....I wouldn't think it was the best place to...

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  • 7. Manarola - Daytrip

    Located just a few kilometers north of Riomaggiore is one of the most picture perfect small towns I have ever seen. It can be reached by a three minute train ride or currently taking the high trail...

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  • 8. Village Centre

    Riomaggiore and the rest of the villages in Cinque Terre is flooded with tourists. We were hoping to avoid the worst rush by being there early in the season, but apparently we weren't the only one...

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  • 9. Museo delle Cinque Terre Antiche

    This little museum will not occupy you for long, but it is a good way to get a sense of the history of the region and the impact that the difficult terrain has had on the way of life here over the...

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  • 10. First impressions

    At the exit of the tunnel is a spacious terrace that divides Riomaggiore in two parts, at the right side is the main street called Via Colombo and on the left, at the and of the slope is the small...

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  • 11. Train Station

    Have it ever crossed your mind, when travelling in a group, that your guide deserves to be killed, terminated? I got that impression after 45 minutes walk of "Via dell'Amore". It wasn't easy walk for...

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  • 12. Castello di Cerricò

    High up on the righthand of the two hills (as you’re facing the water) that separate the town is the restored ruin of a 13th-century fortification whose curtain walls and double towers once kept...

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  • 13. Vernazza - Daytrip

    Some take the train (a short 15-min ride) and some hike for a couple of hours from Riomaggiore to Vernazza. Vernazza is the most popular of the small towns in the Cinque Terre. Good food and...

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  • 14. Getting to Riomaggiore

    From Montecatini to La Spezia I traveled with the bus, it took over one hour or maybe hour and half to get there. When visiting the Cinque Terre from the southern side then the starting point is in La...

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  • 15. Corniglia - Daytrip

    And this is all what I saw of Corniglia, our guide skipped it as the place is inexcisting. I made this pictures thanks to my long-range lens. In my country people says, "ima boga", which means God...

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  • 16. Diving

    There is a dive shop in Riomaggiore that will take you out to dive in the marine park around Cinque Terre. It's very easy to find. Just get off the train (or go towards the train station) and head...

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  • 17. Monterosso - Daytrip

    Monterosso al Mare most resembles a stereotypical Italian Riviera town with its hotels and a nice beach. The difference is that it is in a much smaller scale, and it is much less crowded. If you want...

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  • 18. Murals - Mosaics

    Silvio di Benedetto, who was born in Buenos Aires in 1938, is a painter and sculptor – but he is best known for his moving murals – which can be found all over south America and in Italy, in...

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  • 19. La Lampara

    After the hot sun of August I found a place in the deep shade of an local restaurant/cafe and sat down to drink earned espresso and cold drink. On a hot summer day one should drink lots of water,...

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  • 20. Oratorio di San Rocco

    The oratory is located next to the castle on the hill of Cerrico. It was built in 1480 after a plague as remembrance of plague which stroke the community. Inside there is a triptych representing the...

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  • 21. Oratorio Confraternita Nostra Senora Assunta in Ci

    This church, which is also known as “L’Oratorio dei Disciplinati”, has a marble plaque on its front dated 1476, which is a little misleading, as the church actually dates from the 16th century. The...

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  • 22. Post Office

    As I'm one of those who still like to send postcards when I'm out travelling one of the reasons for most irritation is the lack of stamps. Most places sell postcards on masse, but very few of them...

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  • 23. Lookout Point

    I can't remember the exact name of this lookout point, but if you take the trail to where the boat dock is and continue, you'll start on the trail to the...

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  • 24. Cemetery

    The cemetery sits high up in the town with some lovely views of the ocean (it was raining when I was there). I love to visit cemeteries in foreign countries to...

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  • 25. Roundtrips

    With a little imagination you can organize wonderful roundtrips. Interesting are excursions to the interior with the mountain range of the Appenin coming into...

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