Riomaggiore is a part of the National Park of
Cinque Terre and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.When arriving from La
Spezia, Riomaggiore is the first village of Cinque Terre. It is well known in
the world for its path, "Via dell'Amore" with its stunning rushes to the sea.
This natural beauty continues into the following village Manarola. Man had
started to extend its natural aspects by adding terraces
upon which kilometres and kilometres of
vineyards have been constructed. This has given yield to its most celebrated
white wines and of course its most outstanding of all “Sciacchetrà”. This is a
sweet wine obtained by turning the selected grapes into raisins and then wine.
The village name derives from “Rivus Major” the antique name of the flowing
stream which ran through the village. The marina is a small port and it has a
slip for boats and there is a mooring area for ferries to transport passengers
to the other Cinque Terre villages. There is also a small path which takes one
to the beach, “Fossola”. The beach path has a branch off which takes one to
“Torre Guardiola” (Look out Tower) with its breath taking view.
For further information about Cinque Terre
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