Walking in Italy's Cinque Terre túrakönyv
Guidebook to walking Italy's stunning Cinque Terre. Describes 16 routes in and around the five famous fishing villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Breathtakingly beautiful, this UNESCO World Heritage coastline is a walker's (and foodie's) dream destination.
Spring (April to June) and autumn (September and October), avoiding the heat of summer, are the best times for walking but also the busiest. Winter can be magical and quiet - though many accommodation providers and restaurants close and the weather can occasionally be wild and stormy.
The Cinque Terre villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola, Corniglia, Riomaggiore, as well as neighbouring Levanto, Campiglia and Porto Venere.
The walks in this guide are graded 1-3 and are suitable for beginners through to experienced walkers. Some walks are steep, and long flights of stone steps are often encountered. Quality walking boots or shoes are essential.
The world-famous paths between charming Cinque Terre villages on spectacular cliff and vineyard routes. The popular Sentiero Verde Azzurro links Monterosso to Vernazza to Corniglia to Manarola to Riomaggiore. A superb higher traverse leads on via Campiglia and on to delightful Portovenere.
Exploring the Cinque Terre
Plants and flowers
Getting there and getting around
When to go
Food and drink
What to take
Dos and don’ts
Using this guide
Walk 1 Levanto to Monterosso
Walk 2 Monterosso via Colla di Gritta circuit
Walk 3 Monterosso to Vernazza via the sanctuaries
Walk 4 Monterosso to Vernazza on the SVA
Walk 5 Vernazza to Corniglia on the SVA
Walk 6 Corniglia via Cigoletta and San Bernardino to Vernazza
Walk 7 Corniglia via Volastra to Manarola
Walk 8 Manarola panoramic loop
Walk 9 Manarola to Riomaggiore on Via Beccara
Walk 10 Riomaggiore high circuit
Walk 11 Riomaggiore low circuit
Walk 12 Riomaggiore to Porto Venere
Walk 13 Campiglia circuit via Monesteroli and Fossola
Walk 14 Punta Persico
Walk 15 Porto Venere and Monte Muzzerone
Walk 16 Palmaria island circuit
Appendix A Village maps
Appendix B Route summary table
Appendix C Useful information
Appendix D Glossary
Appendix E Accommodation