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536 (former n. 4D) Fork 504 - Monesteroli (closed stretch)

On foot         Great Interest: Panorama Great Interest: Hystory 
  • Forward time:   40 minutes
  • Return time: 1 hour/s 10 minutes
  • Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
  • Length: 0.911 km
  • Difference in height: 480m

Please note that the last stretch, from the village to the cliff, remains closed to the traffic until 31 December 2022 (Decree no. 12613 dated 14/05/2022)

The trail sets off along trail 504 at the approximate height of 417 meters a.s.l., near a group of scattered houses. Descending easily down a cobbled muletrack, it meets trail 535 from Campiglia, with wich shares a stretch of about 250 meters on a gentle slope through vineyards. At about 259 meters a.s.l. the trails divide, and trail 536 keeps climbing down a stairway toward the hamlet of Monesteroli.

Monesteroli stairway (Street View )

(photo by: PN Cinque Terre)

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The descent is extremely steep (although well-kept), with some 100% grade spots, this makes the path astonishingly panoramic, but those who suffer from vertigo are advised against this hike. Before arriving at Monesteroli, a tabernacle dedicated to Saint Pantaleon can be spotted along the trail. From the small village, without a church, you can descend to the sea in two ways: the first goes through a private property, and leads near the mountain cliff, at the exit of the Buggi tunnel; the other, today difficult to walk through due to small landslides, needs to descend to the left after the last building.

Points of Interest:

  • Localities crossed: Monesteroli
  • Architectural, historical and artistic Beauties: Monesteroli stairway called "Scala Grande"

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.
Route 536 (former no. 4D) Fork 504 - Monesteroli
Route 536 (former no. 4D) Fork 504 - Monesteroli
(photo by: PN Cinque Terre)
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