A panoramic stroll around Riomaggiore

8 thoughts on “A panoramic stroll around Riomaggiore”

  1. Hi Amy,

    We have followed your route description and were pleasantly surprised! Once you get at height the views are spectacular (train station, village, the sea, the rocks). It was indeed very quiet on the way, at Lissa there were just a couple of other tourists – and that’s it! It’s true that the majority goes straight down to the marina, which we did as well (nice to see how you can rent a boat here and get dropped into the water straight away :))

    One thing though: we did have trouble finding the shallow stairs at the piazzale going up. There was one just in front of the church doors (but that seemed to be private property) and a couple BEYOND the church (near via Colombo). Somehow we didn’t see the street sign, so we left it at that. Other than that it was easy to follow and a nice short stroll.



    1. Ciao Ronald!

      It is a lovely stroll, isn’t it? And easy for the kids. The Lissa is where we take children in the winter as it catches a lot of sun and is warmer than other spots in the village.

      To take the shallow steps to the castle from the church square you need to have the main doors to the church at your back. Directly in front of you on the opposite side of the square (approx. 50 meters away?) you’ll see the little lane going up. That’s it! You would have walked past it (on your left) as you entered the square from via Signorini. I wish I could post pictures here as a picture is worth a thousand words. 😉



  2. Hi Amy,

    I went on the stroll with my mother and it was really one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. It was so peaceful and every bit as beautiful as pictured. Being an inexperienced traveler, I was worried about navigating the winding roads, but your directions were so well-written and thoughtful, we had no difficulty at all. I just wanted to say I appreciate all of the great info you put on your blog. It’s been wonderfully helpful. We will remember our stroll for a very long time.

    Thanks again,


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