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Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy

December 10, 2014 by David Herd

Spectacular & beautiful

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy


Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy is the 5th and final village that are called in English “the five lands.” Then we have Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. The village, dating from the early thirteenth century, is known for its historic character and its wine, produced by the town’s vineyards.

Riomaggiore, one of the five villages at Cinque Terre

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy


Riomaggiore is in the Riviera di Levante region and has shoreline on the Mediterranean’s Gulf of Genoa, with a small beach and a wharf framed by tower houses. Riomaggiore’s main street is Via Colombo, where numerous restaurants, bars and shops can be found.

Morning gossip in Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre is the most southern village of the five Cinque Terre, all connected by trail. The water and mountainside have been declared national parks.

Boat repairs

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy


This wonderful village, dates back to early in the thirteenth century.

The locals at Riomaggiore Cinque Terre

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy


Also quite well known for the wine they produce in their own vineyards.

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy


Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside. The Cinque Terre area is a very popular tourist destination.

Boats are everywhere

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy


The villages of the Cinque Terre were severely affected by torrential rains which caused floods and mudslides on October 25, 2011. Nine people were confirmed killed by the floods, and damage to the villages, particularly Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, was extensive.

Lots of little restaurants tucked away.

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy


Every nook and cranny holds another surprise.

Relaxing by the sea

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy


Everybody here seems to enjoy a glass of local wine sitting by the sea.

Fresh seafood in Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy


Some of the local produce, thank you for visiting my Riomaggiore Cinque Terre photo blog.

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