Spring 2021. That’s the projected reopening date for the Via dell’Amore, the beloved and world-famous Lovers’ Lane connecting the Cinque Terre villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola. The path has been closed to the public since September of 2012 when a rock slide overtook a portion of the path and injured three Australian tourists. Since then, only … Continue reading Reopening of the Via dell’Amore? Don’t hold your breath
As you probably already know from my previous posts (here and here), the Via dell’Amore connecting Riomaggiore and Manarola is currently closed due to a landslide and at the moment the works to repair it are at a standstill. The Via dell’Amore was a walk (not a hike) and many visitors are looking for an alternative stroll … Continue reading A panoramic stroll around Riomaggiore
In early April, 2015, a small inauguration party was held with local politicians and Italian railway representatives for the reopening of circa 200 meters of the Via dell’Amore (Lovers’ Lane). This tract, considered the first of seven phases of the Via dell’Amore project, includes the beginning of the path from the train station in Manarola to the … Continue reading The underwhelming partial reopening of the Via dell’Amore
Update 2017: The works on the Via dell’Amore are at a complete standstill. The local city hall is waiting on national public funds to be released to pay for the extensive repair costs. It sounds like it could be a very, very long wait. *sigh* The Via dell’Amore (Lovers’ Lane) connects the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola and … Continue reading What’s going on with the Via dell’Amore?