Riomaggiore is one of the villages of this beautiful Italian region. Built vertically, with direct access to the sea, and flooded with colourful houses. Riomaggiore competes for the position of the most beautiful village in Cinque Terre. In this article I tell you what to see and do, where to eat and where to stay in Riomaggiore.
📍How to get to Riomaggiore
Forget the car! The best way to get to Riomaggiore is by train. I recommend buying the Cinque Terre Card to move between the different villages.
If you want to visit Riomaggiore from Milan, Florence or Pisa, I recommend booking one of these day trips to see the Cinque Terre 👇.
🗺 Qué ver en Riomaggiore
Riomaggiore is one of the prettiest villages in Cinque Terre. However, on my list Vernazza tops the list.
The Church of San Giovanni Battista or the Clock Tower are among the few places you can visit in Riomaggiore. My recommendation is to wander through its narrow streets until you reach the port. This enclave is one of the most photogenic in Cinque Terre.
When is the best time to visit Riomaggiore?
We visited twice.
The first day we went for a midday walk and ate fried fish in the harbour. On the second day, we visited early in the morning, around 8am.
It is well worth getting up a little earlier to enjoy its beauty without the crowds. Riomaggiore has a LOT of tourism in summer, a LOT. If you plan to visit Riomaggiore after 9am, I advise you to be patient.
🍴Where to eat in Riomaggiore
For lunch in Riomaggiore I recommend Il Pescato Cucitano. They serve fried fish cones to take away.
If you fancy pizza or pasta, Primo Piatto (with pasta to go), K&Pris pizzeria or Trattoria La Grotta are good choices.
🛌 Where to stay in Riomaggiore
I would recommend La Spezia as a base for your trip to Cinque Terre. But if you want to stay in Riomaggiore, the accommodations I recommend are these 👇