As a precaution, the entire number 2 trail between Monterosso and Riomaggiore has been closed until further notice, especially because this week's weather was particularly wet and did not present safe hiking conditions. On site inspections of trail conditions and potential landslides are taking place so that another event such as the one that happened last week do not reoccur.
If you are planning on visiting the Cinque Terre this week however, do not be discouraged. There are many, many paths within the Park area that are open and in very good shape. By visiting the page dedicated to path status on the Cinque Terre National Park web site, you can get updated information on all of the open trails, including the level of difficulty that each has.
|Ever seen a strawberry tree fruit? (Corbezzolo) Early fall is perfect to find them on the trails.|
|Volastra - Corniglia trail|
|Great views on the Volastra - Corniglia trail|
|If you're lucky this fall, you'll find a few of these as you're walking the secondary trails|
|Volastra - Cornigla trail|
|Old vines along the Volastra - Corniglia trail|
|You can't beat this view of Manarola (Volastra - Corniglia trail)|
|Even in winter, the terraced hillsides are magical (Volastra - Corniglia trail)|
These are all great trails to explore because they rarely have many people on them, the views are unbeatable, they are open and they are free! (Above click on the links to open up close-ups of the paths). Cinque Terre Park offices located in each of the five villages of the Cinque Terre can give you more detailed information.
|The wooded path from Monterosso Alto to Monterosso (trail 1)|
|The valley of Levanto has more than 20 hamlets which dot its hillsides!|
|The spectacular view of Monterosso from the ridge trail between Monterosso and Levanto|
|Looking down on Levanto from the ridge trail (trail 1)|
|The view from the Sanctuary of the Soviore above Monterosso|