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Levanto – Cinque Terre - Portovenere

In a western part of the Liguria Riviera region, the Cinque Terre as well as the two communities north and south of the villages are hemmed in by a setting of outstanding splendor. The delightful scenery of sea, nature, deep and colors is stunning. Do visit this wonderful, easy to reach National Nature Park! We flew into Pisa and took the train up to Cinque Terre. No need for a car, the train works perfectly, also between the villages. We stayed in Corniglia, the smallest and the least touristic of the villages as we thought it would be a perfect starting point for the walks. Next time though, we will pick Levanto as base camp. In Levanto the range of grocery stores and affordable restaurants are excellent. In Cinque Terre we had great difficulty to stock up on food for the day hikes. The food served in most of the restaurants in the villages was mainly fast food quality unless you chose the most exclusive ones. The coastal path between Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore was closed due to repair (June 2013) so other paths that went higher up on the hill side was used.

Some sites include trails that are not necessarily bound to remain well maintained. Therefore conditions may change on the trail and access may vary. The suggested walks are intended for competent walkers who accept the inherent and sometimes unpredictable risks associated with outdoor activities such as trekking. The user assumes all risks.

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Levanto-Monterosso 8K via sentieri 1

Starting point: Levanto train station

Monterosso, the leading village of the five is positioned between two coves with spacious, popular beaches. The old mule tracks between Levanto and Monterosso marks a truthfully grand walk.

Suggestion; continue with the next walk on the same day.

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Monterosso - Vernaza

Monterosso - Vernaza 3,9K

Starting point: Monterosso trainstation;

The trek is short but intense on impressions, including small waterfalls and a striking, ancient stone bridge.

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Vernaza - Corniglia

Vernaza - Corniglia 4K via sentieri 2

Starting point: Vernazza train station;

Corniglia is the oldest and the only settlement of the 5 positioned on high flatland embedded in vines and olive groves. A steep flight of steps leads to the village.

The picturesque and rustic village Vernazza with its medieaval features is facing a tiny bay dominated by rocky cliffs and by two ancient towers.

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Corniglia-Manarola 6,2K via sentieri 7A, 6D and 6

Starting point: Corniglia train station;

Manarola is an attractive, colorful settlement that rises straight out of the sea. The hike is truly spectacular winding alongside wine yards.

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Manarola-Riomaggiore 8,1K

Starting point; Manarolo train station;

Unfortunately the coastal path was closed due to repair. So the walk went uphilll instead, this route was longer but quite nice.

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Riomaggiore-Portovenere 13,3K via sentieri 3 and 1

Starting point; Riomaggiore train station;

The hike is undulating, serene, less frequented than any of the others; like an unknown gem. On the contrary, Portovenere is a famous, busy tourist destination with fortifications and a bastion situated at the gulf of La Spezia. From the walls visitors can enjoy a magnificent outlook over the area. Ferry back all the way to Monterosso is recommended (21K). There is no harbor in Corniglia, so from Monterosso you may want to go back by train.

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Boat Portovenere-Monterosso

Boat Portovenere-Monterosso 21K

Starting point: Portovenere harbour;

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Cinque Terre


Cinque Terre

Cinque Tere National Park, Liguria, Italy

The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside. The Cinque Terre area is a very popular tourist destination. The villages of the Cinque Terre were severely affected by torrential rains which caused floods and mudslides on October 25, 2011. Nine people were confirmed killed by the floods, and damage to the villages, particularly Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, was extensive. [Wikipedia] .