Riomaggiore is the town located further east of the five that make up the Cinque Terre (The Five Lands), on the sea of Liguria, in northwest Italy. It was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997 . Its historic center dates back to the 13 century and is located in the valley of the Rio Maggiore from which the town takes its name. The colorful houses are grouped into several levels, following the route of the river. Like the other 4 towns forming Le Cinque Terre, it has a particular charm and you will not regret seeing this beautiful area.