Riomaggiore developed vertically, is crossed by steps and stairs that spread among the houses which are built one next to the other and painted with the typical colours of Liguria. The construction material is of local origin: stones for the walls, slate for the roofing, yellow- or pink-coloured plaster for the façades. The Rivus Maior stream, from which the village takes its name, runs under the main road. The first information regarding the village date back to approximately seven centuries ago. Riomaggiore is definitely one of the favourite destination for luxury motor yacht charters and romantic sailing cruise in the cinque terre (five lands and in all the Italian Riviera.
The famous Via dell'Amore (Love Road) begins at Riomaggiore. It is a path in the rock and overlooking the sea, that leads to Manarola, which is the second village of the Cinque Terre. Following this romantic path, known all over the world, the fascinating scenery can be admired, the sound of waves on the rocks can be heard, the unmistakable smell of salt can be breathed. The pleasant position of the path, obtained in the rock overlooking the sea, makes the walk a very particular naturalistic experience. Riomaggiore cruising area is a wonderful destination for your yachting holiday in Italy.
The sensation of completely immersing in the scenery has been, and still is, so strong that probably the inhabitants decided to dedicate the road to the emotion of love. In the past, the road was said to be shelter for lovers, who here found inspiration, from the sea, for their romantic declarations. Famous poets and painters, bewitched by the spell of this road between sky and sea, found the inspiration of many of their works here. The Via dell'Amore represents even in its first part, a very beautiful and natural scene, the first step towards the discovery environmental, historical and cultural values of a territory maintained in its primitive beauty. Come and discover Riomaggiore: wonderful settings, Romantic paths and breathtaking sightseeing for you amazing sailing holiday in the Five Lands of Italian Riviera.