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Visiting Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre, Italy


Cinque Terre is one of those areas where you honestly ask yourself, “How on earth did people build this place?”

For that reason, it makes for a very photogenic and impressionable holiday. Take your camera, you’re going to need it.


My favourite little Italian dream.



This was a trip we took last May, just before summer began to creep in. The weather was still moody and unpredictable with a crisp breeze. If you go in May, it may be warm enough but still bring a jacket.


A view over Riomaggiore. The gem of Italy’s Cinque Terre region.


My favourite little Italian dream.

My impressions of Cinque Terre:

  • Even in May, Riomaggiore, Corniglia and Manarola were ridiculously packed with tourists. I would hate to see it in July-August-September! May was definitely a good time to go.

Crooked but perfect.


Approaching Riomaggiore from the water.

  • We didn’t take any public transport, rather we drove our car over a week all the way from Genoa, to Portofino, to Rapallo, to Cinque Terre and then down to the Amalfi Coast. Hold on to your hats if you are a nervous driver. Those roads in Cinque Terre are enough to make your hair stand on end. We survived, thanks to the good German driving skills of my partner however it’s not for the faint hearted.

My favourite little Italian dream.


So much life and colour here!


If you love colour, you’ll love this town.

  • Cinque Terre is mesmerising. It’s mountainous, colourful, intriguing and most of all, the locals are happy and very welcoming.

If you’re looking for more posts on Italy:

Beaches near Venice: Caorle; Italy

Conegliano: Italy

Venice Photography Inspiration; Italy

Cruising the Amalfi Coast; Sorrento / Positano / Amalfi: Italy

Road Trip Through Camogli; Italy

Italian Road Trips through Portofino & Santa Margherita Ligure: Italy

Day Trips in Cinque Terre; Manarola: Italy

Best Town in Cinque Terre; Corniglia: Italy




Cuteness overload.

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Happy to be snapping away!

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