Riomaggiore Things to Do

  • View from our balcony.
    View from our balcony.
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  • Newly married couple in the streets.
    Newly married couple in the streets.
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  • View from waterfront of Manorola
    View from waterfront of Manorola
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Riomaggiore

  • 1. Hiking - Via dell'Amore

    (Lifted from my Manarola pages) Everyone else has written about this silly thing but what’s one more review, eh? The section of the Blue Trail (the Sentiero Azzurro or SVA ex. n. 2 on a CT trail...

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  • 2. Harbour - Porto

    The lower end of main street (Via Colombo) leads to the ferry dock, a tiny swimming beach, and serves as launch/storage/repair area for little fishing dinghies. This is one of the best spots for...

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  • 3. Hiking

    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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  • 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. Manarola

    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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  • 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. Castello di Riomaggiore

    This castle is at the top of the village and the most of them it's ruins. You can reach castle climbing the steep road from railway station. It began to be built in 1260 by the Marquis Turcotti, Lord...

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  • 8. Corniglia

    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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  • 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. Monterosso

    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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  • 11. Vernazza

    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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  • 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. Diving

    The Cinque-Terre divers club, affiliated to the FIAS (Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee) with seat in Riomaggiore offers guided diving tours, holiday classes and lets diving equipment. The...

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  • 14. The 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...

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  • 15. The fortress and the view

    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...

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  • 16. Walking around

    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,...

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  • 17. Around and about

    By the time we’d reached our last of the five villages we were pretty much burnt out on churches (some of which seemed to be closed anyway) and whatnot so our...

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  • 18. Riomaggiore???

    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...

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  • 19. sea life and argentinian murales

    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...

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  • 20. The oratory of 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....

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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...

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  • 22. Explore the Town

    The town is not very large but walking around can take some time because some of the climbs are vertiginous. The going down is not too bad, but the coming up...

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  • 23. The castle

    In the past, the location of this castle protected the town from the pirates, infact, the small port and the high rock where the twon developed up to the castle...

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  • 24. The port

    When you get out of the subway that takes you to the centre from the station, on the right, you have the few steps that let you arrive at the seaside and the...

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  • 25. Views at Sunset

    Riomaggiore has some of the most awe inspiring views of Cinque Terre at sunset. The best views are from the very top of the village where the main road that...

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