At 408 meters above sea level, on the hills overlooking the bay of Canneto, in the territory of the Municipality of Riomaggiore in the heart of the Cinque Terre National Park, stands the ancient farming village of Lemmen, which with its agricultural terraces supported by dry-stones-walls and small stone houses is a magnificent evidence of the outstanding man-work made in this impervious territory.
The settlement can be reached from the hill of Telegrafo, near the homonymous restaurant, along the SVA path that descends through a forest of oaks and heathers, before opening up on this patch of land anciently intensively cultivated mainly with vineyards, but also with maize, which is rather rare given the excessive verticality of the Cinque Terre territory. Sheep-farming was also practiced here, witnessed by a drinking trough, entirely made out of a large sandstone rock by the peasant artists of the time. The houses of the village have all been built with great skill and expertise using only stones and dirt as the church dedicated to San Bernardo.
Currently, private individuals, who fell in love with the place, are trying to recover the agricultural terraces and renovate the existing farmsteads, planting new vineyards combined with fruit trees and horticultural crops, giving back the old splendor to this peasant village.
From Lemmen, continuing on the SVA trail towards Riomaggiore, you reach the Sanctuary of Montenero, a splendid natural balcony with breathtaking views of all the Cinque Terre to Punta Mesco.
18 February 2021
Path 537: from Campi to the Pineda pools
3 December 2020
Ring Tramonti – Campiglia – Lemmen – Tramonti
23 October 2020
The ancient village of Lemmen in Riomaggiore
8 October 2020
Agriculture in Cinque Terre: man and nature.
21 April 2020
Monterosso: poets, lemons and anchovies
27 March 2020
Cinque Terre’s beaches
30 January 2020
Manarola: the vertical village
18 September 2019
1919 – 2019: the harvest of the centenary in Volastra
1 May 2019
The Path n. 531: from Riomaggiore to Manarola through Beccara
12 April 2019
The path SVA between Monterosso and Levanto
2 December 2018
The Vernaccia: the first wine of the Cinque Terre
18 September 2018
Harvest 2018: great harvest in Volastra!!!
8 November 2017
Harvest 2017: quality and quantity for D.O.C. 5 Terre wine
12 August 2017
Path n. 536 to Monesteroli: stairway to heaven
14 March 2017
Path n. 509 : Monterosso–Soviore
19 January 2017
The Cinque Terre’s sweet wine: from Rinforzato to Sciacchetrà
14 January 2017
The Maremonti pedestrian cycle path from Levanto to Framura
19 November 2016
From Monterosso to Vernazza via sanctuaries
23 September 2016
Harvest 2016: excellent quality!
21 May 2016
The path n. 530 – From Volastra to Telegrafo