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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and an immersive visual journey through the enchanting village of Riomaggiore: – Riomaggiore is a picturesque village in the Liguria region of Italy, and the first of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is situated on a steep hillside overlooking the Ligurian Sea and is known for its colourful houses that seem to cascade down the cliffs. Riomaggiore has a rich history that dates to the 8th century, when it was founded by Greek refugees fleeing from the Byzantine Empire. The village was later ruled by the Republic of Genoa, and developed its economy based on fishing, winemaking, and olive oil production. Today, Riomaggiore is a popular tourist destination that attracts visitors from all over the world who come to enjoy its scenic beauty, cultural heritage, and local cuisine. Some of the main attractions in Riomaggiore are: – The Via dell’Amore, or the Way of Love, a footpath that connects Riomaggiore with the neighboring village of Manarola. It is the shortest and easiest of the Cinque Terre trails and offers romantic views of the sea and the cliffs. The path is currently closed due to landslides, but it is expected to reopen in the future. – The Sanctuary of Montenero, a 11th century church that stands on a hill above the village. It is reachable by a hiking trail that starts from the main street of Riomaggiore, and offers panoramic views of the vineyards, the sea, and the other villages of the Cinque Terre. – The Castle of Riomaggiore, a medieval fortress that was built in the 13th century to defend the village from pirate attacks. It is located on the highest point of the village and has a tower that serves as a lookout point and a museum that displays historical artifacts and documents. – The Church of San Giovanni Battista, a Gothic-style church that was built in the 14th century and renovated in the 19th century. It has a striking facade with black and white stripes, and a bell tower with a clock. Inside, you can see a marble altar, a wooden crucifix, and a painting of the Madonna with Child. Riomaggiore is a charming and authentic village that offers a glimpse into the traditional life and culture of the Cinque Terre. It is a perfect place to relax, explore, and enjoy the Italian Riviera.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk – Piazza Rio Finale to Via San Giacomo
Approximately 1.03 km – 0.65 miles

The walk starts in Piazza Rio Finale – Via Telemaco Signorini – Via San Giacomo – Via Cristoforo Colombo – Oratorio di S. Maria Assunta o dei Disciplinanti,Via de Battè – Via Cristoforo Colombo – Via San Giacomo