592-3 (SVA2) Corniglia - Vernazza
- Forward time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Return time: 1 hour/s 45 minutes
- Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
- Length: 4.137 km
- Difference in height: 269m
Leaving Corniglia station behind (Street View 1), take the flat road that runs along the long wall of the railway up to the foot of via Lardarina, a rather easy staircase consisting of 33 ramps, for a total of 377 steps (photo 360°). At the end of the staircase, turning left, on the carriage road, continue towards the built-up area, otherwise continue along Via Serra following the trail sign until you reach the crossroads (2), on the right, with the path 587 Corniglia - Cigoletta . Once past the parish church of San Pietro (3) , continue along via Serra () , leaving the village (4) and crossing the asphalted road again to take the path on the other side near the ticket control point for access to the route (5).
(photo by: PN Cinque Terre)
Tourist, Hiking, Skilled, Closed
Descend briefly by crossing a bridge over the Rio della Groppa () to go up through some strips of terraced land for the cultivation of the olive tree (6 - ). After passing the Fosso del Canaletto (7), go up along a stone mule track () until you reach a panoramic point from which you can admire the town of Corniglia (), the valley with the Guvano beach below () and, at the top on the right (8), the village of San Bernardino, located on the edge of a large landslide movement. The climb continues, through a reed bed and a small open space (), until you reach the small built-up area of Prevo (280 m) (9). From here the path continues on a flat slope through thick olive groves up to the downhill staircase (10) that leads to the steep coast of Macereto, between prickly pears and agaves, among which it is not so rare to see some hawks in flight. The entrance to Vernazza is heralded by the breathtaking view that appears before the hiker: the village, with the tower of its castle, recalls the bow of a ship that proudly stands out among the infinite shades of blue given by the meeting between sea and sky ( - 11). Entering the inhabited area, you reach, through the central via Roma (12), the town square, beautifully framed by the sea ().
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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.
(photo by: Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre)