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Hotels and other accommodations for the Cinque Terre
Corniglia, Manarola
Monterosso Al Mare
Riomaggiore, Vernazza


On the harbor, Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre
by Jesse Andrews

Rooftops of Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre
by Jesse Andrews

View of Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre
by Barnes

Welcome to Riomaggiore
From Jesse's Journeys in Italy

Population:  1,802 (2004)
Official site:

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Many people visiting Riomaggiore get the sense that this village is less isolated than the other four towns in the Cinque Terre, largely because this town is comparatively convenient to La Spezia; you can arrive here by car following the sings from La Spezia's port.

However, the sense that this town is younger than it's other four siblings may be relatively accurate based on history reports, which indicate that it was founded towards the end of the twelth century, following the migration towards the coast of the inhabitants of Monte Verugora and Montenero. 

Here, you will find the same sorts of flowery little squares that bedeck the town's four siblings, interspersed with modern stucco house. 

At the height of the town, up a steep walk, a typical liguarian gothic church, offers impressive external and internal decoration. 

Take note that "Lovers Lane" connects Riomaggiore and Manarola - one of the shortest Cinque Terre walks.  The path begins at the railway station in the middle of the town.

Region of Liguria
Cinque Terre

4406′N 0945′E


By train or car: from Levanto or Spezia.
Air: fly to Genoa, Pisa or Rome.
Ferry: Coastal ferry from Levanto, Portovenere or Spezia.


Accommodations in Riomaggiore

A church in Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre
by Jesse Andrews


Enjoy our Cinque Terre Walking Tours

Take a boat excursion along the
coast of the Cinque Terre