Leaving Vernazza, Monterosso in the distance
Continuing along the path
Soon, Corniglia appears in the distance, set on a hill above the sea.
Descending into town
We quickly pass through the narrow streets of Corniglia and resume our hike on the other side of town, starting back up a few steep climbs to the ridgeline. We'll return to Corniglia for lunch and a more leisurely visit, but, first, we're on a quick march to Manarola.
Zipping through Corniglia
Heading back up
Corniglia and Monterosso in the distance
Along the path
Monterosso growing farther and farther away
As we approach Volastra, just before (and up the hill above) Manarola, we find the vineyards full of workers picking grapes to make some of the region's fabulous wines.
Passing through the vineyards
After the vineyards, we zip through Volastra and descend the steps and steep paths leading to Manarola.
Descending to Manarola
Approaching Manarola, Monterosso in the far distance
Streets of Manarola
We walk through Manarola to the train station, catch a train one station back to Corniglia and walk into town to find lunch at a small porch with great views of the town and the sea (with Monterosso in the distance), dining on two bruchetta (pesto/stracchino and anchovy/tomato), accompanied by two glasses of local white wine.
Streets of Corniglia
Bruchetta and wine
Another great day is developing in Cinque Terre!