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Riomaggiore Off The Beaten Path: 8 reviews and 17 photos

  Mosaic in the tunnel
by toonsarah
 
 

A lengthy pedestrian tunnel links the newer part of Riomaggiore where the railway station and start of the Via dell’Amore are to be found, with the older part with its restaurants, accommodation and harbour. You will probably find yourself passing through here many times, as we did, but don’t be in too much of a hurry. On one of its walls is a striking mural that runs the whole length. This is “Sequence of Memory: Sky levels and Sea levels”, created by local artist Silvio Benedetto. It is really lovely: loads of tiny pieces of mirrored and ceramic tiles used to conjure up images of the sea and sky in this region. You will find fish, octopi, starfish and jellyfish; the sun and the moon and stars; stony outcrops in three dimensions, and the rock strata that distinguish this coast. Do take the time to check it out.

Directions: Turn right out of the station

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 3, 2009
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