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Riomaggiore Travel Guide: 291 reviews and 941 photos
Riomaggiore is the first of 5 towns north on the Italian Riviera between Pisa / La Spezia and Genova.
While it appears that Vernazza gets the lion's share of the press and kudos from travelers, I picked Riomaggiore for a home base in the Cinque Terre and was glad I did.
I stayed at an excellent hotel with an unbelieveable view from my terrace.
Cinque Terre, especially the first 4 towns from Riomaggiore to Vernazza is a good place to go to & really lay back, unwind and take a break from, silly as it sounds, a fast-paced & exciting vacation.
I chose to visit the Cinque Terre in the fall (October) after much of the summer tourism had ceased for the year.
The pace slows down, the beauty, while subtle, is everywhere. Riomaggiore was the perfect place to practice my favorite pastimes: eating; hiking; relaxing; and essentially doing nothing.
I really hope to get a chance to return to the Cinque Terre in the fall again.
Dwellings on the cliffs at the outmost part of the harbor.
Such excellent hiking, even in town, up all the steep steps and alleys.
No one in their right mind misses "magic hour" and sunset in Cinque Terre, no matter what villiage you happen to be in at the time.
I only wish I had brought a higher resolution digital camera and a monster 35mm with lenses, filters and a tripod (next time I will)
Sunsets are pretty ho-hum to me, but in the Cinque Terre, they are majestic and the highlight of the day.
- Pros:Beautiful ocean and colored sky; laid back; good local food; beautiful vistas and hiking
- Cons:Too many tourists in the summer months; go in the fall
- In a nutshell:In the off season, Cinque Terre is fantastic, with Riomaggiore and Vernazza being my favorite towns
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