Italian versionInglés version

Riomaggiore: Guida turistica e cosa vedere

  1. Liguria
  2. >
  3. Province of La Spezia
  4. >
  5. Town of Riomaggiore
Italian municipalities

Liguria - ITALY

» Cinque Terre
»Province of Spice
»Guide to Italian municipalities

Town of Riomaggiore

Municipal offices / Town hall:
›Mayor of Riomaggiore and municipal administration
›Registry Office - Technical Office - IMU TASI Land Registry
›City Council - Administrative elections data

Address city hall
Via Telemaco Signorini, 118

Useful Numbers
+39 0187 760211
+39 0187 920866

Email PEC:
corporate website -


Useful information and travel guide:

number Population : 1.542 (01-01-2017 - Istat)
asl : 35 mt.
Sq km area. : 10,30
name of the inhabitants : Riomaggiore
VAT number : 00215200114
Postal Code : 19017
Istat code : 011024
Cadastral code : H304

›Name in local language:

Rimazzô / Rimazùu

Cinque Terre tourist area

Riomaggiore (Cinque Terre) is a partially mountainous coastal municipality of 1.542 inhabitants, located at 35 meters above sea level Province of La Spezia, Its territory covers an area of ​​10,30 sq. km.

The first village on the sea west of Portovenere is Riomaggiore, the first of the Cinque Terre.
The name derives from the "rivus Maior" today covered by the steep main street, flanked by two rows of houses that descend towards the sea.
Built in the 14th century, in the 1343 it separated from the territory of the community of Biassa.
The Mediterranean scrub dominates the landscape, from the cliffs impervious to the paths that climb up to the ridge of the Mount Parodi, beyond which appears the Gulf of La Spezia: one of these routes rises quickly from the country to the 400 meters of the sanctuary of the Madonna di Montenero, the first meeting on "via of the sanctuaries"which passes upstream of the Cinque Terre.
La Church of St. John the Baptist is of the 1341.
Only part of the walls and remains of the two towers, visible on the Colle Cerricò, in a panoramic position.
On promontory of Torre Guardiola, where once there was a fort, now has been set up a nature trail equipped for birdwatching; also includes an original outdoor creative writing workshop.

Also part of the municipality Manarola, similar in all to Riomaggiore, to which it is connected by the famous "Love way"dug into the cliff and a short railway tunnel.
However, the village is more ancient: the first records date back to the early 13th century.
La parish church of San Lorenzo, with Gothic facade and rose window, is of 1338.
Volastra, on the path to Corniglia, is a village of Roman origin that preserves the original structure.

Riomaggiore is included in National Park of the Cinque Terre, Which is also marine reserve: the many rare plant and animal species are protected, and the fishing activity is regulated.
All marine sports are practicable, from diving (there is a diving center) to sailing.

Il doc wine of the Cinque Terre he is a white man famous all over the world, like the "Sciacchetrà", produced with raisins, very difficult to find.
A Riomaggiore he was born the painter Telemaco Signorini.

Photo by: Ezioman

Update description RiomaggioreUpdate description Riomaggiore

Want to contribute to the completion of this page?
Send us yours description of the town of Riomaggiore, its monuments, its churches, your travel comments or your photographs.

ideas to stay in Riomaggiore

… some tourist and accommodation facilities ... in evidence

Visit Riomaggiore

... what to do ... what to see ... private events

Menu Riomaggiore

See the main menu of the Town of Riomaggiore, you will find other information, topics and tourist facilities

info Liguria

fractions and localities of the Municipality of Riomaggiore


other locations


The town of Riomaggiore is part of:

Cinque Terre
Mountain Community Riviera of La Spezia
Italian Association of Painted Villages

How to get there / Map:

sightseeing in the surrounding area

What to do / What to see near Riomaggiore
Common neighboring info

Municipalities near Riomaggiore

(Distances are to be understood "as the crow flies".)

5,9 km

Riccò del Golfo di Spezia

6,7 km


7,3 km


7,7 km

Monterosso al Mare

8,5 km


10,3 km


10,5 km


11,0 km


11,2 km

Vezzano Ligure

11,7 km