Riomaggiore

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Riomaggiore
Rimazùu
Comune
Comune di Riomaggiore
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Coat of arms of Riomaggiore
Coat of arms
Riomaggiore is located in Italy
Riomaggiore
Riomaggiore
Location of Riomaggiore in Italy
Coordinates: 44°06′N 09°45′E / 44.100°N 9.750°E / 44.100; 9.750
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province La Spezia (SP)
Frazioni Groppo, Manarola, Volastra
Government
 • Mayor Gianluca Pasini
Area
 • Total 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2008)
 • Total 1,694
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Demonym Riomaggioresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 19017
Dialing code 0187
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day June 24

Riomaggiore (Rimazùu in the local Ligurian language) is a village and comune in the province of La Spezia, situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy. It is the first of the Cinque Terre one meets when travelling north from La Spezia.

Riomaggiore, the first village of the Cinque Terre
Houses on the rocks

The village, dating from the early thirteenth century, is known for its historic character and its wine, produced by the town's vineyards. Riomaggiore is in the Riviera di Levante region and has shoreline on the Mediterranean's Gulf of Genoa, with a small beach and a wharf framed by tower houses. Riomaggiore's main street is Via Colombo, where numerous restaurants, bars and shops can be found.

The Via dell'Amore is a path connecting Riomaggiore to its frazione Manarola, also part of the Cinque Terre.

Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the five Cinque Terre, all connected by trail. The water and mountainside have been declared national parks.

Riomaggiore inspired paintings by Telemaco Signorini (1835-1901), one of the artists of the Macchiaioli group.

Riomaggiore, c.1895, by Telemaco Signorini

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