Castello di Riomaggiore
Castello di Riomaggiore
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom11,031 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 17 January 2023
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pkontti4
Helsinki, Finland34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
The castle itself is not much, quite small wit room and a bell tower. But the connected small park offers the most beautiful view of the city and the coastline towards the other four cities.
Written 12 July 2018
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TwoKatz
Metchosin, Canada1,566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
The castle of Riomaggiore dates back to the XIII century. It dominates the village from the hill just above the church of St. Giovanni Battista. There is no admission charge and not a lot to see except some beautiful towers and walls. An interior room has been nicely renovated as a meeting room (private access only). It's a nice walk up from either the train station or from the top of Via Colombo and offers some lovely views over Riomaggiore and to the cliffs on either side.
Written 13 October 2015
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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 1 December 2019
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kunfushuss
Pennsylvania480 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 14 August 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 28 July 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 4 June 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 25 May 2019
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MNtravels657
32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This is a small castle on top of the hill above the city. Not much to see inside and we were not allowed to go up on top door was locked. It is a nice short hike with a lot of stairs to climb but worth it for the view.
Written 1 June 2018
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Travel obsessed
Sydney, Australia1,448 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
A nice walk up , lots of stairs to be expected in the Cinque terre but great views especially on sunset. There is lovely terra-cotta seating just below the Castello where you can sit any time of the day and enjoy the beautiful scenery
Written 16 April 2018
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