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.