La Sosta di Ottone III - Vernazza

La Sosta di Ottone III - Vernazza path 8b
(3 hours)

This is one of our favourtite walks as it offers some of the most spectacular views of the Ligurian coastline and the Cinque Terre. From the Inn you walk up 5 km to the oldest Sanctuary in Liguria, Santuario di Soviore by following the main road. At the back of the church, follow a path which leads up to the road again.

After about 2 km there is a clear indication on the right for path 8b.

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The path winds smoothly across hills overlooking the sea. A fire that raged through roughly 10 years ago, burned all the trees which have now been replaced by Mediterranean bushes. 
Due to its south-west exposure and lack of trees, this walk is wonderful in all seasons except the hot days of July and August.

Just before reaching the Madonna di Reggio, there is a beautiful view of Vernazza.

Madonna di Reggio, with its shaded courtyard, is a good place for a rest before taking the wide, cobbled path down to Vernazza.
On your way down you will walk by Vernazza's beautiful cemetery which, perched high above the sea, offers some of the best views of the town.