Holy hikes - Experience the mystical side of Cinque Terre

Five enchanting coastal towns which, together, have become the symbol of Liguria, and five religious sanctuaries, each of which dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Since ancient times, Cinque Terre has been a land of farmers and fishermen, the first responsible for tilling the area's precipitous coastal terraces, the latter passing days, nights, even weeks at sea.

Expect to find yourself surrounded by the most breathtaking of land and seascapes as you hike over the coastal ridges and skirt the tiny olive groves and vineyards, in which Liguria's delicious extra virgin olive oil, and fragrant Cinque Terre Doc and Sciacchetrà wines are produced.

The Sanctuary trail
The "Sanctuary Trail" links Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, the towns of Cinque Terre, and each town's corresponding site of worship.

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Monterosso and the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Soviore, one of Liguria's oldest sites of worship.
Vernazza and the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Reggio. The sanctuary is often referred to as the sanctuary of the African Madonna in reference to the black effigy of Mary housed within its walls.
Corniglia and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Grace. This sanctuary testifies to the presence of the 15th century Franciscan reformist,Bernardino da Siena, in the area.
Manarola and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Health located above the town of Manarola.
From Manarola, walker reach Riomaggiore and the Sanctuary of Montenero by way of the incredibly panoramic Via dell' Amore coastal path. From here a sweeping view from Punta Musco to the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto can be seen.

Wine lovers will want to can make the detour in the direction of Groppo, to visit the Cantina Sociale Cinque Terre winery.

We’ll be happy to take you there for a wine tasting experience.

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