Last update: January 2019.

The trail: Vernazza - two sanctuaries - Monterosso

The Trail, described here on this page, is highlighted on the map. In case you are interested in the other route, just click on it to read more information, or visit the page “Hiking trails in the Cinque Terre”, where you can find the information on the main routes.

The current status of the trail (January 2019): open.

Some main information about the trail

Time for walking: 3 hours 30 minutes.
Distance: 7,3 km (4,5 miles).
The maximum height: 532 metres (1750 ft.).
Difficulty level: medium.

Recommended direction: no matter.

The Trail description

The trail connects Vernazza with Monterosso. Start your trip from Vernazza and proceed towards the railway station. Having passed it, you will see the route indicators. If you move from Monterosso, go to the historical centre, then go up the central road, where you can also find the indicators.

Historical Centre, Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy
Historical Centre, Monterosso
View of Vernazza from the trail near the sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Reggio, Cinque Terre, Italy
View of Vernazza from the trail near the sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Reggio

An ancient sanctuary of Liguria Nostra Signora di Soviore can be reached within 1 hour 20 minutes on the way from Monterosso. The sanctuary is surrounded with century-old zen oaks. There the route intersects the longest trail of the Park (more details are here: The High Path - AV5T (ex. #1).

Part of the trail between Monterosso and Soviore Sanctuary, Cinque Terre, Italy
Part of the trail between Monterosso and Soviore Sanctuary
Soviore Sanctuary, Cinque Terre, Italy
Soviore Sanctuary

There is one more sanctuary near Vernazza: Nostra Signora di Reggio. You can find a meadow with benches there, where you can have a rest and get restocked with fresh water.

Part of the trail between Sanctuary Nostra Signora di Reggio and Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy
Part of the trail between Sanctuary Nostra Signora di Reggio and Vernazza
Sanctuary Nostra Signora di Reggio near Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy
Sanctuary Nostra Signora di Reggio near Vernazza

As opposed to simpler route Vernazza - Monterosso, this one passes through the top of the hills, olive trees and vineyards, and needs great stamina and time. On the other hand, you can see the Cinque Terre Park from the other angle.

Part of the trail between Soviore Sanctuary and Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy
Part of the trail between Soviore Sanctuary and Vernazza
Part of the trail between Soviore Sanctuary and Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy
Part of the trail between Soviore Sanctuary and Vernazza

Text printed from website www.cinqueterrehike.com

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