The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Print Edition
Letter to the editor submissions
Have a strong opinion about something happening on campus or in Fort Collins? Want to respond to an article written on The Collegian? Write a Letter to the Editor by following the guidelines here.
Follow Us on Twitter
How Can Colorado Quarterback Shedeur Sanders Improve For the 2025 NFL Draft?
How Can Colorado Quarterback Shedeur Sanders Improve For the 2025 NFL Draft?
June 6, 2024

Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders stands out as a prime prospect for the 2025 NFL Draft, and it’s no surprise he's the current favorite...

Riomaggiore offers more, more, more

Looking down at the cove in Riomaggiore, Italy
Looking down at the cove in Riomaggiore, Italy. (Photo by Lauren Klamm)

The last town I stayed at in Cinque Terre over the summer was Riomaggiore, Italy.

While my friend and I were here we stayed in a hotel called La Casa di Venere, which offers some of the most reasonably priced accommodations in town. Checking into the hotel was a hassle because the front desk manager was 45 minutes late. But after becoming more familiar with Italian culture her late arrival was not surprising. While my friend and I waited, we sat on the front stairs and ate sliced watermelon sold near the check in area.


After checking in, the woman took us on a windy, steep climb up and down stairs and through small alley ways. We finally arrived at a small black wooden door. This door had no markings associated with the hotel, and I began to think we wouldn’t be able to find our way to town or back to our room. Luckily we later found a short cut.

Rock Jumping
Rock Jumping in Riomaggiore. (Photo by Lauren Klamm)

Our private room was at the top of a steep stair case and we even had our own bathroom. This was a big shift after bunking with strangers for a week!

The room had a large, comfortable bed, and a big ,clean bathroom. These were not characteristics we were expecting for only 41 USD a night.

Riomaggiore was my favorite town in Cinque Terre. The train station is further away from the town but there seems to be smaller crowds.

A lack of white sand beaches may also be a cause for fewer tourists. However, there is a rock outcropping that juts out of the water. These rocks are perfect for lounging on, or jumping off. Tall cliffs surround the cove make for dramatic plunges and views. The water is a dark royal blue and is so clear you can see rocks 10 ft. below you.

Sunset at Riomaggiore. (Photo by Lauren Klamm)

Although the tourist crowds are smaller, Riomaggiore offers plenty of shops, and a larger variety of restaurants. They also have several bars and a larger town square which attracts more night life then Corniglia.

The sunsets from the cove at Riomaggiore also attract a lot of night time attention. In the summer there is a perfect view of the sun going down, so many people gather on the rocks with bottles of wine and toast to the end of another day.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover

Comments (0)

When commenting on The Collegian’s website, please be respectful of others and their viewpoints. The Collegian reviews all comments and reserves the right to reject comments from the website. Comments including any of the following will not be accepted. 1. No language attacking a protected group, including slurs or other profane language directed at a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity or nationality. 2. No factually inaccurate information, including misleading statements or incorrect data. 3. No abusive language or harassment of Collegian writers, editors or other commenters. 4. No threatening language that includes but is not limited to language inciting violence against an individual or group of people. 5. No links.
All The Rocky Mountain Collegian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *