Destination: Riomaggiore, Italy

Postcard Snapshot #5: Riomaggiore, Italy


The southern-most village of the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore, in my opinion, has got to be the most gorgeous one of the five (with Corniglia coming in at a close second). The place actually resembles Vernazza, with its colorful houses right next to the harbor and everything- but personally, the houses in Riomaggiore seem bigger and grander than those in Vernazza.

I, along with Naomi, took the train from Corniglia to Riomaggiore in the late morning (close to 11h00) to start our hike over to Manarola. Of course, we explored Riomaggiore a bit, getting some take-out food (gotta appreciate the convenience and deliciousness of local focaccia bread!) and taking plenty of photos all around the place. Wandered the town, and I stopped by one of the cute boutiques to capture this bright photo of lemon-scented items, as lemons are a big thing in the Liguria region: soaps, oils, even lemons themselves, anything!

Selling lemon-scented products!
Selling lemon-scented products!

…and that’s a wrap for my journey to the Cinque Terre! Sincerely hope that you enjoyed the photos of the jaw-droppingly beautiful villages, as well as learned a little bit more about this tourist-y, but still underrated region of Italy.

Besides visiting the Cinque Terre during my week after teaching in France, I had also made mini trips to a couple of other places in Italy; I will be sharing them, too, but perhaps later. Stay tuned for those! Until then, arrivederci! 🙂

— The Finicky Cynic

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10 thoughts on “Destination: Riomaggiore, Italy

  1. Did you get a wee cone of fried seafood? So tasty.

    We sat (and sat) by the harbor & had a life-is-good afternoon. What a place!

    Loved the snapshot series, thanks!

    1. I didn’t, but my hiking partner did! She said that it was delicious. Thank you for your kind words! Indeed, I had a wonderful time in the Cinque Terre. 😀

    1. Go for it! I would say give yourself at least two nights in the Cinque Terre, possibly three. Especially if you’ll be hiking, I recommend spreading out the hikes over a couple of days, or you’ll be super exhausted! Summer is the best time to go for the weather, but also is the busiest with tons of tourists, but I’m sure you will have fun! Enjoy. 🙂

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