Hiking in the Cinque Terre: A Walk from Manarola to Corniglia, Italy.
Right outside the doorstep of our apartment in Manarola, we climbed to the vineyard trail that runs around Manarola to begin our first big hike in the Cinque Terre, a trail that goes to Corniglia via Volastra. Corniglia is the next town up in the Cinque Terre from Manarola. (If you think of the Cinque Terre as five fingers, Corniglia is the middle finger.) And Volastra is the village that sits on top of the hill that divides Manarola and Corniglia.
Up, Up, Up in to the sunlight and above the colored houses of Manarola.
To the nativity that overlooks Manarola and beyond, into the vineyards above.
We could see where we were headed to the north, the town of Corniglia on the next “finger” up along the coast. She beckoned to us from her perch on the top of the rocks.
Every once in a while I would turn back and see how high we had come above Manarola.
And soon we were dropping closer to Corniglia.
After lunch we wandered around Corniglia.
This is the square we had lunch in behind our viewing spot.
I loved how this region is just soaked in color.
After lunch, Ben hiked back to Manarola the way we came. He loved the trail we had walked and said he was happy to walk it again
We sat for a minute and enjoyed being so close to the water, and then we tried to find the a way to the train station without going back up the steps.
It was a no go.
We climbed all the way back up to Corniglia.
When Mama gets that lost, there are second helpings of gelato.
And back to Manarola where Ben had been waiting for ages for us, wondering what had taken us so long.
PS. Here’s a little vine of our day of hiking from Manrola to Corniglia!
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