Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre is Postcard Perfect – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , July 20th, 2017

Riomaggiore - Alain

Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre is your postcard perfect place in Italy. Cinque Terre is a protected national park which comprises of cinque (five) terre (villages). Riomaggiore is the first train stop if you start from La Spezia where most people stay. The other four villages are: Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso.

It is expensive to stay in any of the five villages mentioned above. And there are also very few choices. It’s even hard to find an affordable accommodation within your backpacking budget. So, I decided to stay at La Spezia, the nearest town where the five villages are under its care. Also, La Spezia’s Train Station is well-connected to many parts of Italy. I stayed at Grand Hostel Manin which I booked via You can also find other accommodations from HostelWorld, and Expedia.

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Dolly Travels – Riomaggiore and Manarola

Author: , May 31st, 2012

Riomaggiore and ManarolaWe have to leave this heavenly place this morning. Where did our 3 days go, so fast? We had good weather, so we were very happy about that. On Tuesday morning, we took the train to Riomaggiore, the southern-most of the 5 villages comprising Cinque Terre. We stepped into the little church, meandered through the winding streets. We were happy to see that, by the public water fountain, hung a doggie dish, so the dogs could have fresh water, too.

After doing some window shopping, we walked from Riomaggiore to Manarola, though the Via Dell’ Amore. We stopped just before reaching Manarola for some refreshment. That really wasn’t necessary, as the distance between the 2 villages is only about a mile. But it was such a beautiful place to stop and look out at the sea, how could we resist?

Once we finished our tour of Manarola, we had to take the train back to Vernazza, as the trails are closed between Manarola and Corniglia and from there to Vernazza. Only the beginning stretch that we had just walked, and the trail between Vernazza and Monterosso are open.

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