Friday, December 29, 2023

Hiking up to Soviore and Around Monterosso

We decide to hike from Monterosso up to Soviore again, but this time, after reaching Soviore, instead of heading back down, we follow the ridge trails around Monterosso and then descend into the city on a new-to-us trail that we've passed a few times, but never tried.  We first start up to Soviore, an interesting and familiar path that gives great views back over Monterosso as we ascend.

Hiking up to Soviore

Upon reaching Soviore, we follow the road down the hill to Colle Di Gritta, where we start up again over trails along the ridge around Monterosso.

Trails along the ridge

Occastional views across the hills

Soon, we reach an area where the land is a little more rocky and the trails go up and down the hills, with occastional views over Monterosso as we circle the town.

Some elevation change

Looking to the left, we can see Soviore, from where we just hiked, nestled in the hill and a bit of the trails around Monterosso.

Looking toward Soviore and Monterosso

The trail continues along the ridge, now with views of Levanto to the north on the other side of the ridge.

Trail continues

Looking north to Levanto

The trail descends into a small valley at Sella di Bagari, where we spot a sign for Trail 572 to Monterosso, a trail that had been abandonded for years, then was reopened by Monterosso a few years ago.  We follow it into the village through valleys and farmland.

Descending into Monterosso

Continuing to descend

Getting closer

Soon, we reach the edge of Monterosso, with new signs pointing back to Sella di Bagari and forward into the village.

Approaching Monterosso

The village appears

Our rewards at the end of this hike are fabulous sandwiches at a new shop, Pan e Vino Stuzzicheria, where we have an anchovy panini and a ham and cheese panini.  We enjoy them so much, we make reservations for a dinner later in the week.


Pan e Vino

Another great day, another fun, scenic, and interesting hike!

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