Groppo is a tiny (as in, 40-or-so-residents-tiny) village situated in the lush hillside above the town of Manarola. The village is so small that it doesn't even have any stores but what it does have, amongst the handful of houses, is what might well be the Cinque Terre's best restaurant - Cappun Magru. Now, we had some awesome meals on our tour, but this one was the besssst. Each course was served with matching local wines and truly, I was in Food Heaven.
To get to Groppo, you can either catch a taxi from Riomaggiore, or the bus from Manarola (alternatively, you could walk to/from Manarola ... it's a fairly decent walk but by no means difficult) and then just follow the signs to culinary fabulousness :)
All photographs © Natasha Calhoun
Via Volastra 19, Groppo