Went on a fun ferry trip to five towns on the coast including Portovenere, about 20 minutes from Riomaggiore . A bit more resorty than the five Cinqueterre towns but just as beautiful. The pic is the harbor front right after you get off the ferry. Included in the trip is a side tour (on another boat ) of three small islands off the coast. Went up to Monterosso after for The Lemon Festival!! Sounds corny but a lot of fun...and good eats!