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Cinque Terre - Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore

Cinque Terre are:

Monterosso / Vernazza / Riomaggiore / Corniglia / Manarola / Via dell'amore

Coming from La Spezia, the first of the Cinque Terre is Riomaggiore. Is has been founded in the 8th century by some Greeks escaped from the persecution of Leone II. In 1276 Riomaggiore went under the domain of Genova. The village grows around the river Riomaior, and has a medieval structure with houses and towers developed more in high than weight. In the recent years the economy of Riomaggiore has changed, becoming a very important touristic site, but still conserving its agricultural tradition. In fact, the shape of the land with its fertile terraces was fundamental for the development of cultivation of wine, olive trees, fruits trees as oranges and lemons. A very important production of this land is the famous wine Sciacchetrà, a quality white sweet wine famous all over the world. From Riomaggiore it also starts a wonderful path, called Via dell'Amore ( "the path of love"), known for the romantic atmosphere and amazing landscapes. It leads to Manarola and it takes twenty minutes walking.

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