Riomaggiore of the Cinque Terre

"Stroll through Riomaggiore!"

“Stroll through Riomaggiore!”

Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the Cinque Terre.  The village, dating from the early thirteenth century, is known for both its waterfront and its wine produced by the nearby vineyards.  Riomaggiore’s main street is Via Colombo, where numerous restaurants, bars and shops can be found.  Connecting Riomaggiore with the nearby town of Manarola is the famous Via dell’Amore (“Love’s Trail”).

"Fasten a lock and declare your love!"

“Fasten a lock and declare your love!”

Getting from Manarola to Riomaggiore was a lot of fun.  One could drive the main road or take the train, but the most scenic way of getting there is strolling down Love’s Trail.  The mountainside path, which is over one kilometer long, is perched on the edge of a mountain.  Couples from all over the world come to this scenic path to fasten locks to a long metal gate that runs alongside the path, as a symbol of their undying love for one another.

"Nestled along the crashing waves of the Ligurian Sea..."

“Nestled along the crashing waves of the Ligurian Sea…”

"Sunken treasure down there?"

“Sunken treasure down there?”

The view from the trail towards the sea was quite intimidating.  The waves were breaking so loudly; it was like a clap of thunder.  Just eye-shot from the end of the trail towards Riomaggiore was a little grotto where I could see water rushing into a little opening.  It looked really dangerous, but at the same time, it made me think of a sunken treasure.

 

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