Information about Via dell’Amore
La via dell'Amore or The Way of Love is a pedestrian street overlooking the sea, with a run of just over one kilometer, linking the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola, Cinque Terre, in Liguria.
The trail's name was inspired by the fact that it provided an easy connection for young lovers who lived in the two small towns, and who were previously separated by the mountainous terrain.
On September 24, 2012, a rockslide injured four tourists and caused the trail to be shut down for repairs. As of April 2015, only 200 meters of the trail had been reopened.
According to press reports in late 2016, work is due to begin on the repair of the trail in the Fall of 2017 with a re-opening date tentatively set for 2019. In its current state, the trail requires major engineering work, with an estimated cost of over 5 million euro.
The street is one of the most important tourist attractions in the area and is an integral part of the Cinque Terre National Park, a World Heritage Site.