Docks: Riomaggiore

Line 02 - Cinque Terre


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The landing place

Riomaggiore is the first of the Cinque Terre and is the first landing place you meet after Porto Venere, once you have crossed the mouths. In particular wind and sea conditions, mooring can be complicated due to the presence of shoals and the proximity to the breakwater.
The hamlet of Riomaggiore dates back to the 13th century; from the sea it can be admired set in the rock and surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation.
The coast is dotted with typical Ligurian houses with their intense colors: red, orange, yellow, and which extend thin and narrow, in height, supporting each other.

The territory is part of the Cinque Terre National Park and the Porto Venere, Cinque Terre and Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) UNESCO site.
From here, as from the other hamlets of the Cinque Terre, a network of paths connects the hamlets of the coast and the Alta Via of the Monti Liguri or Alta Via of the Cinque Terre. The considerable difference in altitude allows you to admire panoramas that are unique in the world and to cross an extremely heterogeneous landscape that ranges from the Mediterranean scrub to the wooded summits full of holm oaks and chestnut trees.

Interesting facts

The ancient Rivus Major, or Rio Maggiore is the stream that crosses the valley where the hamlet stands. The coat of arms of Riomaggiore, also replicated on today's banner of the Municipality, portrays the three peaks of Monte Verugola (Verügua in dialect) which rise up from the waters of the sea.
Mount Verugola is at the top of Rio Maggiore valley. On the coast of Campiòne instead, it is possible to admire the hamlet’s castle.
Furthermore, starting from the nineteenth century, famous painters have immortalized Riomaggiore; the most famous Telemaco Signorini who reached these places, from Biassa, even before the railway was built.


Riomaggiore can be considered the end of a challenging hiking trail that starts in Porto Venere and reaches this hamlet, or vice versa, from Monterosso (albeit even from Levanto). At the same time, it is one of the hiking gates of the Cinque Terre. From here, it is possible to start a fascinating journey (which requires you to wear suitable footwear and take into consideration the heat and the steep slopes) which leads to every other hamlet; thanks to the Navigation services it is also possible to move easily among the Cinque Terre and to use our carriers to return to La Spezia after an intense day of exploration.
Furthermore, from Riomaggiore, and from any other hamlet of the Cinque Terre, it is possible to reach Porto Venere, a place without any railway service, enjoying the view of the coast from the sea.

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Presence of architectural barriers: Yes
Accessible to bicycles: No
Boarding not accessible to people with motor disabilities

Additional information on embarking and disembarking: Front boarding with steep slope
The gangway the boat is equipped with allows disabled people in wheelchairs to access the boat, with a companion. Gangway width: 65cm or wider

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