Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore

Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore

Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore
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jane G
London, UK63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
That headline photo is actually Monterosso not Riomaggiore which has no beach. A beautifu village but so overcrowded first week may. Too many large parties of tourists - obviously from curise liners moored south of the cinque terre. If the italian authorities keep allowing this level of tourism people will stay away. Unsustainable
Written May 29, 2023
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Jake C
Greater Manchester, UK501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Yes, Riomaggiore is busy with tourists as some reviews have suggested, but it is not unbearable. If you want to see vintage Italy, this place is it.

Riomaggiore is one of the five towns of the Cinque Terre National Park. It is nestled into the coastline with fantastic unspoilt buildings and great views of the sea. The town itself feels narrow and compact, but is littered with bars , restaurants and takeaway pizza and focaccia vendors. There is no shortage of independent gift shops either.

I took a boat ride from Riomaggiore to Monterroso al Mare which I fully recommend. The boat shuttle runs all day in summer and a single ticket cost me €15, but it was worth it for the views of the Cinque Terre coastline.

Do not hesitate - visit the Cinque Terre! Especially Riomaggiore! It is a beautiful town, you will not regret it!
Written June 10, 2024
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,574 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This harbor down at the village may very well be the smallest one out of the four. One interesting part was the tunnel with art work along the side. It was a little wet along the way but when you get out, you'll see the colorful harbor. It's smaller in size but very pretty!
Written February 19, 2020
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,676 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
Very beautiful, no climbing or hiking necessary. When you get to Rio Maggiore, just go down and then slightly up on the left if you are facing the water and you will have magnificent views. If you wish, go down and go closer to the houses for a different perspective. Recommend!
Written September 13, 2021
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Zahid & Malti Khan
London, UK874 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Riomaggiore is the first village in the Cinque Terre approaching from Pisa/La Spezia and being the smallest it wets the appetite to explore the other four villages.

The small harbour is picturesque and the steep walk down and then back up the hill to explore the upper village area will need basic fitness but the experience will be worth it.
Written March 19, 2019
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Ryan O
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Widely considered the worst of the 5 cinque terre.
Once I went I understood why. Dirty water, only climbing to do but not the great views other Terre offer.
Also seems like a tourist trap as there are no parkings anywhere for both cars and motorbikes unlike all the other 4 Terre. In fact all the motorbikes and cars parked (safely and out of the way) to the side of the road got heavy fines. Talking with a local he told me all the police does day long is search for vehicles to fine.
Seems like this is done on purpose to extract as much money as possible from tourists.
So just don't visit and go to Porto Venere instead (defenitely more beautiful).
Written June 28, 2022
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Olenka Z
New York City, NY33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
We stayed there for 3 days; took a boat to explore all Cinque Terre towns. That part of Italy has lots of personality. Not to be missed.
Written June 7, 2019
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
Historical center, the core of which was originally built in the XIII century, is situated in the valley of the river Rio Maggiore, the ancient Rivus Major from which the village got its name. The first historical information about Riomaggiore date back to 1251, when the inhabitants of the village gathered to swear allegiance to the Republic of Genoa in the war against Pisa. In fact, only one street in town is Via Colombo, where you descend from the station to the sea.
Written January 30, 2018
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taijitokuhisa
Ljubljana, Slovenia191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Carved into the stone lies this little village. If you're staying in La Spezia, I suggest you take the train, because it's a lot cheaper and faster than boat tours, more frequent and less crowded. Driving is of course out of the question. There are cliffs on the right side of the bay, where you can dive. Otherwise, you can take a swim on the left side. The village has basically the main street with shops, bars and restaurants. In the summer season expect lots of tourists.
Written December 1, 2019
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jcjcjc
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
Ridiculously picturesque marina. Swimming off the rocks. Nice stoney beach short walk away around the headland. Get a room overlooking! Great people watching from balcony.
Written September 22, 2019
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