Hike Riomaggiore to Manarola: Via dell'Amore ★★

The Via dell'Amore between Riomaggiore and Manarola, Hike Riomaggiore to Manarola: Via dell'Amore, Cinque Terre, Italy (Photo by Kristian Golding)
The Via dell'Amore between Riomaggiore and Manarola

An easy 1km/0.6 miles along Via dell'Amore: 45 min

The gate at the Riomaggiore end of the Via dell'Amore between Riomaggiore and Manarola, Hike Riomaggiore to Manarola: Via dell'Amore, Cinque Terre, Italy. (Photo by Twice25 & Rinina25)
A loving sculpture on the Via dell'Amore between Riomaggiore and Manarola, Hike Riomaggiore to Manarola: Via dell'Amore, Cinque Terre, Italy. (Photo by Gennaro Parise)
Love locks along the Via dell'Amore between Riomaggiore and Manarola, Hike Riomaggiore to Manarola: Via dell'Amore, Cinque Terre, Italy. (Photo by Maurizio Manetti)
The galleria (tunnel) along the Via dell'Amore between Riomaggiore and Manarola, Hike Riomaggiore to Manarola: Via dell'Amore, Cinque Terre, Italy. (Photo by Cliffano Subagio)

It starts with an easy stroll along the Via del Amore ("Love Way") between Riomaggiore and Manarola. Exiting the Riomaggiore train station, there a park office headquarters just to your right (and, beyond that, a tunnel leading into the center of town).

Turn left for the gate to the Via del Amore.

It's a flat and easy stroll—technically wheelchair accessible—halfway up a cliff above crashing waves, slipping through a "tunnel of love."

It's just a tunnel, really, with windows to the sea on one wall, but you have to brand these things somehow, so there are sculptures of kissing lovers, interlocked hearts over the gate, and that sort of thing—even the graffiti has gotten into the lovey-dovey theme.

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  • The Via dell
  • The gate at the Riomaggiore end of the Via dell
  • A loving sculpture on the Via dell
  • Love locks along the Via dell
  • The galleria (tunnel) along the Via dell

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