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509 (former no. 9) Monterosso - Madonna di Soviore

On foot         Great Interest: Flora Great Interest: Archeology Great Interest: Hystory 
  • Forward time: 1 hour/s 45 minutes
  • Return time: 1 hour/s
  • Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
  • Length: 2.467 km
  • Difference in height: 468m

Historical mule track linking the village of Monterosso and the Sanctuary of Santa Maria di Soviore. The route branches off from the path 592 (sentiero Verde-Azzurro - meaning Green Blue Path - Riomaggiore Monterosso) near Torre Aurora. One walks the road axis of the Via Roma up to the beginning of the ancient staircase (opposite the Park's information point) climbing the ridge between terraced belts of olive trees and lemon tree orchards. Before reaching the crossroads with the road open to vehicles leading to Monterosso, it is noteworthy the presence of a small altar having a wrought-iron cross on the top. In fact, this route hosts the procession of the Way of the Cross, as it is proved by the remaining aediculae representing the stages of the martyrdom of Christ. The path reaches the locality called Il Ciliegio and, once passed the road open to vehicles, enters the forests consisting of chestnut trees and acacias. Along the route one meets the so-called "Cappella del Ritrovamento" (chapel of the finding) (loc. Santa Maddalena), that is a small religious building situated in the same place where, according to the popular legends, in 740 AD the sacred sculpture representing the Pietà was found, which is now kept within the Saviore Sanctuary.

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Route 509 (former no. 9) Monterosso - Madonna di Soviore
Route 509 (former no. 9) Monterosso - Madonna di Soviore
Route 509 (former no. 9) Monterosso - Madonna di Soviore
Route 509 (former no. 9) Monterosso - Madonna di Soviore

Notice: We remind you that the Cinque Terre National Park's trails must be always walked with good climatic weather conditions, with adequate shoes and only by persons having a good hiking experience.

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