Vernazza to Corniglia by the coast path
Country - Italy
Region - Ligurian Coast (including Cinque Terre)
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 4.0 km / 2.5 miles
Time - 1.50 hours
This linear coastal walk provides links two interesting towns of the Cinque Terre. The route uses the Sentiero Azzurro (Path 2) which links the five villages. However recent landslides have closed some sections of this path. This walk can be combined with the section from Monterosso to Vernazza (see Walk 6144). This path can be very busy and there are no refreshments available between the two towns. If you wish there is a frequent train service along the coast connecting Vernazza with Monterosso so there is no need to retrace this route.
This walk starts from the centre of Vernazza. The onward path is easy to find is you have recently arrived on foot from Monterosso as it starts opposite the point where you entered the main street of Vernazza. For those starting from Vernazza the path is on the right hand side of the main street and can be recognised from the signs indicating the path to Monterosso on the other side of the road.
The path leaves the main street and starts climbing immediately on an old path between the two villages. The route passes through some olive groves with excellent views ahead to Corniglia and the next village south, Manarola.
The path soon levels out before descending into Corniglia. When you reach the road, turn right and the village centre is a few minutes walk away. If you are catching the train then the railway station is at the foot of a long flights of steps which offers a good view of the immediate coastline.
- Kompass - Sheet 644 - Cinque Terre - scale 1:50000
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