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Caught between two steep hills descending on steep terraced cliffs to the sea, the ancient village of Riomaggiore strikes visitors With its delightfully colored houses built vertically. While walking through lanes, vaults and stairways of the village, people are enchanted by the alternation of light and shadow.

All houses have two entrances: one on the facade at the side lane, the other at the back of the upper road, in 1500 it was an escape route in case of a possible Saracens' s attack. The first mention of the territory of Riomaggiore dates back to 1239, When the people of the District of Carpena swore loyalty to the Company from Genoa, and when in 1251 the Inhabitants of small villages halfway to Casen, Cacinagora, Saricò and Lemen Decided to come together at the mouth of the river and founded Riomaggiore.

In the nineteenth century, the country was inhabited by about 3000 people and enchanted the Florentine painter Signorini, one of the prominent of the current Macchiaoli. How he was fascinated by this village is possible to see in His paintings, in Which he portrayed the dark and shadowy corners of hidden streets, light and shades of wide stretch of the shadows of the stairs. In the upper part of the village you can visit the church of San Giovanni Battista, built in 1340, with pillars in different styles and with two Gothic doors. In the village worth a visit the oratory of Santa Maria Assunta of the year 1500, the Oratory of St. Anthony the Abbot and the oratory of San Rocco.

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