A path jutting out over the sea
About 30 metres above sea level, connecting the villages of the Cinque Terre from Riomaggiore to Manarola, is Via dell’Amore: a kilometre-long paved path with spectacular views of the Ligurian coast.
Built in 1920 as a materials depot during work on the railway line between Genoa and La Spezia, over time it became a path used by locals as an alternative to the mule track that once connected the two villages.
The landscape is so beautiful you will instantly fall in love with it, so it is no coincidence it is called the “Street of Love”. Couples flock here to swear their undying love with such a spectacular backdrop.
You can reach Manarola by departing from Riomaggiore railway station. Along the way, you can admire the sandstone of Riomaggiore and the lush vegetation, with agaves, prickly pears and Mediterranean scrubland, while seagulls fly over the sea. On the last stretch, you can view the terraced vineyards above Manarola.
The route, which is accessible for disabled people, is currently closed for renovations. It is scheduled to reopen in spring 2024.