Castello di Riomaggiore
Castello di Riomaggiore
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sarahnphil
blackpool169 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
It is quite a bit of a climb, but as it was near our apartment we walked up, otherwise I would not really bother. Nice views though
Written May 16, 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,910 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A minor sight in Riomaggiore which is eclipsed by the colourful marina. Most tourists don’t get as far as the castle and if you have a very tight itinerary, then you can give it a miss.
Only the remnants of the original castle remain. It dates back to the 13th century, and was built in 1260 and, later, rebuilt by the Genoese in the 15th/16th centuries.
What you see here are sections of the surrounding walls and two large, stubby circular towers.
There are similar ruins of a 13th century castle in Vernazza but this one is much better. It’s much more substantial, is well maintained and you can go inside the tower here. The Oratorio di San Rocco, a small chapel, is also here.
The castle’s commanding position, means that it has a panoramic view of the Ligurian coastline.
Overall, if you are hiking any of the popular Cinque Terre trails, then you will constantly be coming across stunning lookout points so if you’re short of time, you could easily skip the castle.
On the other hand, if you are not hiking, then the castle is a good chance to experience those breathtaking viewpoints that are so much a part of the Cinque Terre.
NOTE: Entry is €2 and is not included in the Cinque Terre Card.
Written January 17, 2023
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain22,078 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Castello di Riomaggiore, literally eh Castle of Riomaggiore, is located in this tiny town, in Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, in the North of Italy. Nowadays only is preserved the main tower and it is located in the upper part of the town. The tower has nothing special, only, you shall walk around the old part of this wonderful town to arrive here and, from here, you can see very beautiful views of the sea and surroundings. Nice place. Better the old part and the harbour.
Written May 2, 2020
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17KAG
Edmonton, Canada3,550 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We opted to pay the fee to visit this castle, while it was being set up for a wedding. An open plaza, a small chapel and a small museum make up the venue. No worth the entrance fee.
Written December 1, 2019
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kunfushuss
Pennsylvania478 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
The views are great but don't go thinking you're going to tour some Welsh castle with stories of dragons. It's a small fortress with a nice view of the sea. Worth the walk for the view but the castle itself would not be worth it.
Written August 14, 2019
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IrishFan-80
Lancaster, PA4,971 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We took the ferry from SML then ended up here on our short stop. Great views of the entire Cinque Terre coast!
Written August 4, 2019
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PeteTrip47
Hoeselt, Belgium9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
The hike to the top was steep, and at 34 degrees not pleasant, but when we got here, the view from this place is amazing.
Inside the castello is a small exhibition (mostly text with a few old tools) that describe the history and the craft of winemaking at Cinqueterre.
Written July 28, 2019
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Michael K
San Jose, CA1,108 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
There are many ways to get a good view of the historical village of Riomaggiore. Climbing up to the area around the castle is one way but there are other viewpoints that are just as good such as along Via Signorini. The castle itself is just a big hulk of a building. You can't even get inside once you get up there. The view is great in spite of the castle.
Written June 4, 2019
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Yodeler
Steyr, Austria193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Lot so of up getting to the tower. Plodded along (had back surgery 15 months ago) but well worth the view overlooking the city.

Looked for pirates but saw none...which begs the question "What type of sweaters do pirates wear?"

Arrrrr-gyle!
Written May 25, 2019
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haktus
Zurich, Switzerland1,209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
The most impressive thing of the castello is the offered views of city and sea from here. The museum itself has a well documented history in around 15 stages (italian and english) and it is worth reading this in order to understand the history of Cinque Terre.
Written April 5, 2019
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