Riomaggiore is known to be the southernmost village of Cinque Terre. It was founded in the early 13th century and lived off fishing and winemaking for centuries to come. Until today vineyards play an important role in the economic life of the region, though tourism became much more important to the people living here. Though there are many tourists especially in summertime there are no grand hotels or beach clubs to be found. The architecture of the village remains largely the same and so the feeling of pure Italy.