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  • Riomaggiore
  • Riomaggiore
  • Riomaggiore


Riomaggiore, which is the most eastern and the nearest village to La Spezia connected by a scenic road, is named after the stream crossing it. It's interesting to see the seashore and the upper side of San Giovanni Battista, with its two wonderful twin doors made of marble, which are placed in its southern side and which date before the church itself.
Above the village, the Sanctuary of "Madonna di Montenero" stands out, built on the homonymous promontory and which is the last of the gulf the Cinque Terre. Sunsets areas, which goes from Portovenere to Riomaggiore, has been made into Cinque Terre National Park and into a park for marina life together with the flora and fauna.
The first historical accounts about this village date back to approximately seven centuries ago. The first three villages were settled on the hills along the coast around the first half of the 13th century. The settlement near the sea took place a century later.
The landscape runs at right angles to the sea and the streets are made of stairs and steps. A stream runs under the main street, the so-called Rivus Maior from which the village takes its name. The famous Via dell'Amore (Way of Love) begins in the main street. This symbol of Cinque Terre overlooks the sea and connects Riomaggiore with Manarola.

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