What the Hemitage over the Sea is.
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Where is and how to reach the Hermitage over the Sea.
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Guide to the Cinque Terre
www.cinqueterrevacanze.com, the most complete Guide to the Cinque Terre.
Here there is just a very small part of the information available:
» Where the Cinque Terre are
Where the Cinque Terre are and how to reach them by train, car and boat.
The village of Vernazza, the jewel of the Cinque Terre, few minutes far from the Hermitage over the Sea.
» Watching in the Cinque Terre
Some hints to enjoy the nature of the Cinque Terre. Includes few notes on the “Cinque Terre Marine Protected Area” end the “Cetacea Sanctuary”.
» The Blue Path
A small guide on the most important track in the Cinque Terre.
Where is and how to reach the “Hermitage over the Sea”
The Hermitage is about 500 m from the railway station, along the “Blue Path”, which connects Vernazza and Corniglia. The path is steep, and has many steps. Going uphill takes 12-15 minutes walk.
Leave the station (1), go on about 30 mt. uphill, take a small stair (about 10 concrete steps) on the right of “Pensione Sorriso” (2). Go on for about 50 mt. towards a small valley (3). On your way you'll find the stair to the upper cilindrical stone tower (4). Next to the tower there is a terraced bar - restaurant called “La Torre”. Now you are on the side overlooking the open sea. Go on for about 3 minutes, the path is quite narrow and amazingly scenic. You will meet a wooden hut where you will be asked for a 5 Euros toll for entering the National Park, but our guests are exempted for the route up to the Hermitage (5). 50 m past the hut a small green door will lead you to the hermitage: on the wall, to the left of the door, there is an image dated 1961. Another stair to the rock peak and you are there (6).
If you start your walk from the village place, by the chemist's shop (A), you'll see a sign “per Corniglia”. Following it, after about 100 mt. you are at the stairs to the “Torre”.
The situation requires comfortable shoes and essential luggage.
How to reach Vernazza
There are two parking lots: a toll one, about 100 meters from the village, is fenced and illuminated, but guarded only during daytime.
During the holiday season a shuttle bus connects the parking lot with the village.