Cinque Terre (Walk Vernazza to Monterosso)

Cinque Terre (Walk Vernazza to Monterosso), Cinque Terre, Italy (B)

We are not going to explore Vernazza today, so from the train station at Vernazza, walk under the tracks into the village onto via Roma the main street.

Continue walking along via Roma about three hundred yards. When you get to the location between the Focacceria on your right and the green cross of the Farmacia on your left you have arrived at the trail heads to both Monterosso and Corniglia.

We are on our way to Monterosso so our trail head will be on our right. The picture below is what the entrance looks like. 

This trail is about 2 miles long and should take the average hiker 1 hour. We are apparently not the average hiker as it took us 3 hours.

The climb is about 600 feet which isn't really bad, except that it is on uneven stone stairs. The weather was perfect for hiking not too warm and a bit of overcast that came and went quite quickly.

On the Googlemap the path is about 1/4 inch up from the sea. All in all this is definitely worth the adventure!

Periodically you will peek out between buildings to get a glimpse of the small harbor and Belforte Tower in the distance. Tomorrow we will be back here in Vernazza. At that time we will have more time to explore the village as well as the tower.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Cinque Terre (Walk Vernazza to Monterosso)
Guide Location: Italy » Cinque Terre
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lynn Momboisse
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • train station at Vernazza
  • Focacceria
  • Farmacia
  • via Roma
  • our trail head
  • Belforte Tower
  • Saint Margherita d' Antiochia
  • 500 stairs down into Monterosso
  • train station in Monterosso
  • Lapo's