«The "Via dell'Amore" is more than a path: is the symbol of the Cinque Terre and of the life that you spend. From mayflies holidays, all bathing in the sea, Sun and walks between vineyards, olive groves and lemon greenhouses, would by tourists from all over the world, the daily life of people accustomed to struggling to live. » Paola Giaone.A small, narrow street behind the mountain, connecting the two villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola for just over one kilometre. A kilometer deep, symbol and guardian loves magic, young and full of hope.On the way you listen to the waves crash on the reef below-stormy weather, the sea to get to refresh even the rocks and plants.His story is not as old as you can imagine: it is made of everyday life and the hard work of the local inhabitants, forced to find another means of access to the two villages during the construction of the railway tunnel, in the first decades of the ' 900.
It was necessary to complete a replacement to the high trails 5 terre, too difficult and demanding for everyday life-that would join the two small villages (until then the contacts between the two countries had been virtually non-existent, in fact-of the two Ligurian dialects).Here then the municipal administration, in the early 30 's, with the help of the citizens, volunteers and workers start jobs of Viaeu de l'amùu-then called Strada Nuova and was renamed by tourists, I was enchanted by the incredible beauty of the location, immersed in the Mediterranean vegetation and overlooking the sea.In the years ' 70 were installed on the entire route benches dedicated to Greek and Roman gods and heroes, plaques dedicated to love words of poets who celebrated the noble sentiment. Including hidden dedications of young love, written here and there or sanctioned with a poetic padlock on the railing.
Subject to continuous landslides over the years, has always been recovered with the help of the European Union, Unesco and the administration.Today, in fact, since the last landslide of 2012 is only accessible for 200 meters, starting from Manarola. Recently it was announced that using funds allocated by the Ministry of culture, we can finally get our way by 2019.You just have to wait and enjoy, on opposite sides, the view is always incredibly wonderful.