Views up the coast and over the vineyards
We pass through the small town of Volastra, where the climb up ends and the path proceeds along the coastal ridgeline through the vineyards, with great views of the sea, becoming increasingly more spectacular as we proceed. We stop in Volastra for a quick peak into Nostra Signora della Salute, a beautiful chapel.
Passing through Volastra
Nostra Signora della Salute
Through the vineyards
Soon we leave the grapes behind and travel through a forest, up and down, with views of the Mediterranean appearing periodically.
Through the forest
We descend into Corniglia, enter the town, and pick a restaurant on a terrace overlooking the sea (with Monterosso in the distance). Our reward: mozzarella and tomato bruschetta, anchovy focaccia sandwich with tomatoes and lettuce, and (of course) local white wine.
Lunch on the terrace
Then, we hop on the train back to Monterosso (the train station is 365 steps down from the town).
Train station, down from town