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Ways to Experience Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 January 2014

My wife and I (both aged 60) hiked this picturesque trail on a hot sunny day in August. We were sauntering around Monterosso and decided to walk to Vernazza. We consider ourselves seasoned travellers but on this one day we made almost every mistake a...More

27  Thank edgewaterbob
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 January 2013

I am the trekguyd here in Cinque Terre. We have been getting rain and more rain again this year. This is hurting the opening of any trails in Cinque Terre anytime soon. There is even talk of the Via dell 'Amore may not open this...More

20  Thank riorasta
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All reviews great hike bring water well worth the effort wear good shoes two hours hiking shoes flip flops take your time lots of water decent shape spectacular views ups and downs bottle of water monterosso vernazza challenging hike steep steps opposite direction
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beautiful footpath offers wonderful and spectacular views of the ocean and Cinque Terre.its hard work walking uphill on the path but the views are truly worth it.see the statue of st Francis of Assisi and the lovely little church.its much easier walking down but...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It had been raining the day before and as the track had not been checked for safety, we were told we walk at our own risk and hence did not have to pay.The day was warm and humid and the steep climb out of Monterosso...More

1  Thank david c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was not easy - but so glad we managed to finish it. We are a middle aged couple who do not engage in any fitness regime presently. Managed to walk from Monterosso to Vernazza and back. (Aching muscles the day after, but it was worth...More

Thank StormyBlueSkies
Reviewed 1 week ago

Path is beautiful, a little hard for not experienced hikers but still not too tough. View is amazing so it is worth every step. We enjoyed every moment there.

Thank Beata1166
Reviewed 1 week ago

No need to go over all the specific details of the stairs, terrain, drop offs, etc. as most of the reviews give great summaries! I have dreamed about doing this trail for years.. not ever really thinking it would happen.. And it was everything I...More

1  Thank Jxtwo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can't find the blue trail, so we thought we follow the red path but is hell. Too many climbs. Is four kilometer between Vernazza and Monterosso. A 2-hour walk, but we did it less in time.

Thank ShavyB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I, 76 and 79, did the hike on October 23rd in perfect, sunny, 70 degree weather. Something like 752 very high and roughly carved steps up though vineyards...For us, it was quite a workout, but doable...I think it took us about 2-1/2...More

1  Thank hughw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walks were not hard but you do need a good level of fitness as there are many steps to climb and descend but the views make it all worth while

Thank 13CAJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I walked this from Monterosso to Vernazza and returned via the ferry. The Monterosso side has a challenging uphill climb via mostly steps. The middle levels out with a few challenging spots and then you get to the amazing vistas of the descent into Vernazza....More

Thank dsj5777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did from Manarola to Volastra to Corniglia to Vernazza then this one and this was definitely the easiest section. That doesn’t mean it’s flat, though- there is a lot of up and down. Coming out of either town, you have to go up a...More

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dmjm79
13 October 2018|
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Response from Kelli Y | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about mileage but the first leg from Monterosso to Vernazza took us about 2 hrs. It’s not an easy hike but very doable!! We stopped occasionally to take pictures but I would estimate it takes most people 2-3 hours... More
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Susana R
5 August 2018|
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Response from 2015uk | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t find the trail between Monterosso and Vernazza too difficult. The first section is a bit of a challenge as there are quite a few stairs but just stop and take breaks. The rest of the trail has some ups but nothing... More
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Sakura Y
23 May 2018|
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Response from andrewcK1965JL | Reviewed this property |
The booth was open at both ends on the day we walked, though apparently it had been closed on previous days. You can pay at the booth but it must be in cash. We also saw the Vernazza booth being shut about 1:30 but that may... More
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