Riomaggiore - Cinque Terre, Italy


Riomaggiore is the first village of the Cinque Terre when entering from the south side. The brightly coloured houses in Riomaggiore are hanging from the hills as is by a miracle, a truly spectacular sight to see. These houses are known as tower houses and are usually 3 or 4 floors high with just two rooms to each floor, making the design very narrow and vertical. 


The name Riomaggiore meaning 'major river' comes from the days when a major river ran through the village. This river is now paved over and has become the main road in Riomaggiore. High up in the village there is a church 'San Giovanni Battista' built by the bishop of Luni in 1340 and if you venture even higher up onto the hill of Cerrico you will see the Castle of Riomaggiore which dates back to 1260.


The walk from Riomaggiore to the next village 'Manarola' is very easy, the path is called the 'Via Dell'Amore', a lovely stroll with beautiful views and a bar half way with seating on a grid above the sea. Riomaggiore has a good selection of restaurants, it also has an ice cream shop and a grocers. There is a rocky beach which is located on the east side of the village, it has showers but no other facilities. 

Apartment 24 Corniglia


Apartment 24 in Corniglia has to be one of our most favoured apartments, this luxurious all year apartment has Air Con, Heating, WiFi, PC, Internet Phone, Jacuzzi, Sky TV, Washing Machine, Fridge, Cooker. What does it not have.  


This apartment is thoroughly recommended for couples wishing to get away from it all for a few days or perhaps two weeks. This stunning apartment would also make an ideal honeymoon apartment. 


In the heart of Corniglia this accommodation in Cinque Terre would also suit a person who just cannot be away from communication so perhaps a business person.

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