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» The Blue Path

It runs parallel with the coast connecting the five villages from Monterosso to Riomaggiore.

It is somewhere narrow, in some places uphill, sometimes also tiring, but it's amazingly panoramic. It's universaly known and in every season it's crossed by a great number of tourists from all over the world..

The running time of the Blue Path is about 5 hours:

  • from Monterosso to Vernazza, about 2 h.
  • from Vernazza to Corniglia in about 1 h 30 m.
    The path reaches the enchanting group of houses called Prevo and goes over the big "conca di Guvano"
  • from Corniglia to Manarola in about 1 h.
  • from Manarola to Riomaggiore in about 30 m.
The famous Via dell'Amore
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It goes between Monterosso and Corniglia at an average altitude of about 100 mt. over the sea, then it exceeds the dizzy and steep cliffs and again it goes up an down among the terraced villages.
On the way from Corniglia to Riomaggiore, where the blue path ends with the famous "Via dell'Amore" (Way of Love) it gets easy and levelled.

On this track, not far from Vernazza on the way to Corniglia, you'll find "the Hermitage over the Sea".

Vernazza from the Blue Path right below the Eremo
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The Blue Path passes through the incredible architecture formed by the terraces that run along more than 11.000 Km. (yes, you read right: eleven thousand!) like steps of huge pyramids rising from the sea created by the titanic work of uncountalble generations.
Walls are "a secco", that is to say without mortar and the soil to grow the vines has been carried sometimes carried on men's shoulders.
Some of these embankments are today neglected and the mediterranean bush took the places of the wines.


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