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Comune di Riomaggiore
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Coat of arms of Riomaggiore
Coat of arms
Riomaggiore is located in Italy
Location of Riomaggiore in Italy
Coordinates: 44°06′N 09°45′E / 44.100°N 9.750°E / 44.100; 9.750
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province La Spezia (SP)
Frazioni Groppo, Manarola, Volastra
 • Mayor Fabrizia Pecunia
 • Total 10.27 km2 (3.97 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 1,576
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Riomaggioresi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 19017
Dialing code 0187
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day June 24

Riomaggiore (Ligurian: Rimazzô, locally Rimazùu[2]) is a village and comune in the province of La Spezia, situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy. It is the first of the Cinque Terre one meets when travelling north from La Spezia.

Riomaggiore, the first village of the Cinque Terre

The village, dating from the early thirteenth century, is known for its historic character and its wine, produced by the town's vineyards. Riomaggiore is in the Riviera di Levante region and has a shoreline on the Mediterranean's Gulf of Genoa, with a small beach and a wharf framed by tower houses. Riomaggiore's main street is Via Colombo, where numerous restaurants, bars, and shops can be found.

The Via dell'Amore is a path connecting Riomaggiore to its frazione Manarola, also part of the Cinque Terre.

Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the five Cinque Terre, all connected by trail. The water and mountainside have been declared national parks.

Riomaggiore inspired paintings by Telemaco Signorini (1835–1901), one of the artists of the Macchiaioli group.


There are trains run by Trenitalia in the direction of Levanto running from La Spezia which can enable one to reach Riomaggiore. Inside Riomaggiore, all major attractions are walkable for tourists.

In popular culture

Riomaggiore was featured in the 2014 driving video game Forza Horizon 2. The village was not featured as a main location but was referenced on various road signs.


Riomaggiore, c.1895, by Telemaco Signorini

See also


  1. ^ "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT". Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (ISTAT). 2016-01-01. Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  2. ^ Frisoni, Gaetano (1910). Dizionario Genovese-Italiano e Italiano-Genovese (in Italian). Genoa: Nuova Editrice Genovese.

External links

  • Welcome to Italy: Riomaggiore
  • Virtual tour, Riomaggiore

The panoramic view of the shore at sunset in summer.
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