Riomaggiore Italy is a small village located in the Cinque Terre region of
Italy. The mountainous coastal area first became a popular
tourist destination after the painter Telemaco Signorini
lived and painted in the village in the mid 1800s. The
village is known for Riomaggiore wine, which is produced locally
in the town’s wineries. Riomaggiore travel can be
spent enjoying a glass of wine at the central bar, hiking
along rugged trails, or watching for marine life at the
Streets of Riomaggiore
The best way to explore Riomaggiore Italy is by foot.
The five villages of the Cinque Terre—Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore—are
connected by a network of hiking trails. The rugged hiking
trails will take you along the Mediterranean sea, past
lemon trees, grape vines, abandoned castles, and limestone
bluffs. The trail to Riomaggiore from the northern villages,
while steep and rocky in certain areas, is well worth
the effort. If you’re planning on hiking,
make sure to bring comfortable hiking shoes. Certain parts
of the trail to Riomaggiore are handicapped accessible,
while others have unpredictable terrain and stairs. It’s
best to ask your Riomaggiore travel guide or a local resident
about trail conditions before going on your hike.
Riomaggiore Italy can be reached by train, boat, or car, or a hiking trail to Riomaggiore from one of the other villages. There are many inexpensive Cinque Terre trains running nearby La Spezia or other Italian cities such as Pisa or Milan. The Genoa–La Spezia line stops at each one of the five villages. Once you arrive at the Riomaggiore train station, a tunnel will bring you to the center square of the town and a small harbor. The tiny harbor is scattered with colorful fishing boats, kayaks, and occasional dolphins and whales. There are places further down the coast that are perfect for swimming or relaxing on the beach.
Riomaggiore travel guides regularly bring groups of people to the church of San Giovanni Battista. The church was originally built in 1341 but was rebuilt in the year 1820 in a neogothic style. The church has been very well preserved through the years.
Tourists also enjoy exploring the town’s narrow alleyways that are lined with skinny houses, as well as small souvenir shops and restaurants. There are a number of restaurants and delis that serve Riomaggiore wine as well as Italian dishes made with fresh seafood and locally grown olives and lemons. Whether you’re taking your first trip to Riomaggiore or you’ve been there a dozen times, you’re likely to discover a variety of cafes, shops, and hiking trails.