Popular tourist route
The trail is now known as the "Via dell'amore" (the path of love, in Italian) was the path used by the railway workers of the Italian State to move between Riomaggiore and Manarola stations. Today it is one of the most popular tourist routes in Italy. In fact, the path was opened for a special circumstance: the refurbishment and extension of the railway line between Genoa and La Spezia in the decade of the 20 th century. In order to safeguard Riomaggiore and Manarola during the development of the works decided to house the explosives needed to carry them out in a powder keg halfway between both locations.