A Riomaggiore Sunset

Looking back on the 4 days I spent in Cinque Terre last summer, I can say without hesitation that my fondest memory was watching the sunset over Riomaggiore. Warm weather, a beautiful sunset, beer in one hand and freshly cooked seafood in the other. For me, it was the perfect way to spend an evening on the Italian Riviera.

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Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore

If you’re thinking of visiting Cinque Terre, I’ve added a few FAQs below:

Where is Cinque Terre?
Cinque Terre (which means “five lands”) is in the Liguria region of Italy, between Levanto and La Spezia on the Italian Riviera.

How did I get there?
I took the train from Florence to La Spezia. It cost 12 EUR ($16 USD) and took approximately 3 hours. From La Spezia, I changed to a local train and headed to Riomaggiore. As it was the first stop, it was a quick 8 minute journey (so don’t get too comfortable) and only cost a couple of euro.

Where did I stay?
As I visited in peak season, accommodation options were limited and expensive. I ended up staying in the first town, Riomaggiore, in an apartment I found through Hostel World which was 32 EUR ($43 USD) per night for a shared room.

How expensive is Cinque Terre?
Like I found with the rest of Europe, it can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. For my 3 days there, I spent $82.60, $85.10 and $80.10 respectively, per day. Sure, that’s higher than my daily average of $60.00 for the rest of Europe, but it’s still under $100.00 which is very affordable.

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