Views up and down the coast
The path continues, more ups and downs, alternating with flat stretches where we can look out at the views ahead (and, occasionally, behind).
Along the way
As we approach Vernazza, we can see Monterosso, our destination, in the distance.
We cut through the streets of Vernazza, down into town and back up the other side. As we leave Vernazza, we are serenaded on the trail by an accordion player sitting by the trailside.
Passing through Vernazza
Vernazza grows smaller
The path continues through the woods (up and down) with views of Monterosso growing increasingly larger.
Along the trail
Monterosso growing closer
Looking back toward Vernazza
(with Portovenere around the corner in the far distance)
Several sets of steps bring us down into Monterosso and we're ready to find lunch, choosing several bruschettas; tomato, anchovy and tomato, and pesto and mozorella
Heading down into town
We pass a few more great Monterosso beach scenes as we choose lunch and wander post-lunch.
Looking down on the beach, on the beach looking out