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riomaggioreSetting off from La Spezia, the first village one encounters is Riomaggiore, which boasts the typical terraced structure of villages in torrential valleys, with steep sides and restricted valley floor. The landscape is therefore typically vertical and stairs and steps make up the roads. The main road is a covered canal beneath which runs the Rivus Maior stream from which the village takes its name. The housing is of the typical tower-house variety, developed on three or four floors with no more than two rooms per floor, side by side to each other in parallel rows. The building material is local: stone for the walls, slate for roofing, and yellow or pink plaster for the houses’ facades. One can enter the houses both from the main entrance and from the back of the house,barche_1

entering at one of the higher floors.

A tourist’s perspective: Riomaggiore hosts the chief seat of Cinque Terre National Park, evidenced by an intensive promotional activity in the whole town. The upper part of the town is characterized by new modern residential quarter, whereas the ‘carruggi’ departing from the central street Via Colombo and from the marina are the most particular in Cinque Terre. Very suggestive the shot of the marina, surrounded by high tower-houses and impregnable to the ancient pirates of the Ligurian Sea. Wonderful views from the castle.


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  • The First Riomaggiore

    via San Giacomo 107, Riomaggiore

    Score from 37 reviews   9.8/10 9.8

    Set in Riomaggiore, The First Riomaggiore offers accommodation with free WiFi, seating ar...Book now»

  • Crêuza de Mä

    Via San Giacomo Riomaggiore 147, Riomaggiore

    Score from 50 reviews   9.7/10 9.7

    Boasting a seafront location in Riomaggiore, Crêuza De Mä offers 4 terraces and a solar...Book now»

  • Cinqueterre Residence

    Via de Batte 67, Riomaggiore


    Set in Riomaggiore, Cinqueterre Residence features a panoramic terrace and a private exte...Book now»

  • Luciano Bellevue

    25 Via Colombo, Riomaggiore


    Luciano Bellevue is an apartment set in Riomaggiore. Free WiFi is featured and private pa...Book now»

  • Pepita di Rio

    Salita del castello 189, Riomaggiore

    Score from 154 reviews   9.0/10 9.0

    Set in the Cinque Terre National Park, Pepita di Rio is located in Riomaggiore, 200 metre...Book now»

  • Scorci Di Mare

    Via San Giacomo 82, Riomaggiore

    Score from 732 reviews   9.3/10 9.3

    Case Vacanze Scorci Di Mare is a 14th-century building set in the Cinque Terre National P...Book now»

  • Affittacamere Anna Michielini

    Via Colombo 143, Riomaggiore

    Score from 343 reviews   9.1/10 9.1

    Located on the main street of Riomaggiore’s historic centre and a 2-minute walk from th...Book now»

  • Appartamento Giovanna

    Via Lino Pecunia 182, Riomaggiore

    Score from 120 reviews   9.8/10 9.8

    A self-catering apartment in the very centre of Riomaggiore and just a few steps from the...Book now»

  • Mare amore @ Riomaggiore

    via del Santuario 216 F, Riomaggiore

    Score from 28 reviews   9.2/10 9.2

    Set a 10-minute walk from the beach in Riomaggiore, in the UNESCo Cinque Terra National P...Book now»

  • Alla Marina Affittacamere

    Via San Giacomo 61, Riomaggiore

    Score from 376 reviews   9.4/10 9.4

    Alla Marina Affittacamere is set in a mid-13th-century building renovated in 2011 and loc...Book now»

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