528 (former no. 11) Campiglia - Punta Persico
(photo by: PN Cinque Terre)
Tourist, Hiking, Skilled, Closed
The path then becomes steeper and steps get higher, climbing down along abandoned terraces now covered with Mediterranean scrub (tree heath, broom shrubs, holm oaks, mastic shrubs and spurge). Passing by the place called Case Persico you can notice a white mulberry, a reminder of the local tradition (now lost) of breeding silkworms. Past the group of houses, the stairway becomes uneven. Some old traces of sandstone mining can be seen on the right side of the slope, the stone was traditionally used to pave roads in La Spezia and Genoa. In the last stretch of path, the ruined flight of steps were recently replaced by a concrete pavement. Persico beach, where the trail ends, is a pebbly beach with a fresh water spring at the back.
Points of Interest:
- Localities crossed: Campiglia, Case Persico, il Persico
- Plants: Cultivated fields, pinewood of maritime pines, shrubland with spurge, garrigue and rocky soil vegetation
- Services and shops: Campiglia
- Points of water: Persico beach
More information at mappe.parconazionale5terre.it:
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.