Walking along the AV5T path (ex n. 1) between Levanto and Monterosso, just before reaching the splendid promontory of Punta Mesco, you cross the Case Lovara farm, 45 hectares of agricultural terraces and a forest of holm oaks and pines on which three buildings stand .
The property was donated by the Fiascherino real estate to FAI in 2009 which, with the fundamental contribution of the Zegna Foundation and the patronage of the Municipality of Monterosso and the Cinque Terre National Park, proceeded to restore the buildings and recover the surrounding landscape, restoring the traditional agricultural activity consisting of vineyards, olive groves, orchards and horticultural crops in general.
After 50 years of abandonment, this enchanting corner of Liguria, inside the Cinque Terre National Park, has come back to life, rediscovering its appearance and its ancient agricultural vocation, thanks to a project that integrates nature, history and culture, the all in the name of sustainability given the extreme fragility of the territory; in fact, 60% of the energy requirement for crops comes from renewable sources.
After crossing the farm, continuing in the direction of Monterosso, you reach the top of the promontory of Punta Mesco, where you can enjoy an incredible glimpse of the whole coast with the five nestled villages and the promontory of San Pietro in Portovenere with the islands of the Palmaria and del Tino in the background.
Right on the highest point of the promontory are the ruins of the ancient hermitage of Sant’Antonio, founded by the Augustinian monks around the middle of the 13th century.
Abandoned in the 18th century, the hermitage underwent progressive decay until the early 2oth century when the Navy used the site for the construction of a traffic light.
The site dominating an extensive stretch of coast from the Gulf of La Spezia to the promontory of Portofino, was used as a lookout and signaling point since the Middle Ages.
Leaving the hermitage of Sant’Antonio del Mesco, the steep descent begins towards the beautiful beaches of Fegina, the new part of Monterosso, the largest village in the Cinque Terre.
10 February 2024
Harvest 2023 in Volastra, the agricultural heart of the 5 Terre National Park
18 March 2023
Case Lovara: the jewel of Punta Mesco
18 October 2022
Harvest 2022: great work in Volastra!
19 January 2022
SCIACCHETRAIL 2022: finally we start again!
7 October 2021
Harvest 2021: the year of Sciacchetrà
18 February 2021
Path 537: from Campi to the Pineda pools
3 December 2020
Ring Tramonti – Campiglia – Lemmen – Tramonti
23 October 2020
The ancient village of Lemmen in Riomaggiore
8 October 2020
Agriculture in Cinque Terre: man and nature.
21 April 2020
Monterosso: poets, lemons and anchovies
27 March 2020
Cinque Terre’s beaches
30 January 2020
Manarola: the vertical village
18 September 2019
1919 – 2019: the harvest of the centenary in Volastra
1 May 2019
The Path n. 531: from Riomaggiore to Manarola through Beccara
12 April 2019
The path SVA between Monterosso and Levanto
2 December 2018
The Vernaccia: the first wine of the Cinque Terre
18 September 2018
Harvest 2018: great harvest in Volastra!!!
8 November 2017
Harvest 2017: quality and quantity for D.O.C. 5 Terre wine
12 August 2017
Path n. 536 to Monesteroli: stairway to heaven
14 March 2017
Path n. 509 : Monterosso–Soviore