Coming from Vernazza, the SVA follows the Fegina seafront to Monterosso, passes behind the “Gigante”, the famous statue of Neptune which leaned against the cliff overlooking the homonymous beach, to then cross splendid residences overlooking the sea, among which the villa of Eugenio Montale, poet and Nobel Prize winner, where he spent his summers in the Cinque Terre.
In the initial stretch the path is very steep and crosses a pine forest and the classic Mediterranean scrub, reaching a carriage road serving the Hotel Suisse Bellevue, in a splendid panoramic position above the Mesco cliffs.
The hard climb ends with a slight slope that in a few minutes leads to the branch to the archaeological site of Sant’Antonio del Mesco at 313 meters s.l.m.; here the friars acted as sentinels, alerting the monterossini, by lighting fires, when the ships of the Barbary pirates appeared on the horizon.
In fact, going up again for a hundred meters, one encounters an orthogonal turret used once for signaling, from where you can enjoy a unique point of view that allows you to wander around all five villages in the Cinque Terre National Park , enclosed by the promontory of the sanctuary of the Madonna di Montenero, protector of the village of Riomaggiore.
Leaving the archaeological site the SVA continues towards Casa Lovara, in an uncontaminated oasis recently recovered from the National Park and from the Municipality of Monterosso, with the ancient vineyards and olive groves to then reach Casa Massola, where in 1931 Guglielmo Marconi perfected his experiments shortwave radio broadcast between Le Vanto and Santa Margherita Ligure.
Once in Levanto, the path passes next to the medieval castle and with a long staircase joins the Pietra promenade, a stone’s throw from the beaches of the Municipal Casino.
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
19 January 2017
The Cinque Terre’s sweet wine: from Rinforzato to Sciacchetrà
14 January 2017
The Maremonti pedestrian cycle path from Levanto to Framura
19 November 2016
From Monterosso to Vernazza via sanctuaries
23 September 2016
Harvest 2016: excellent quality!
21 May 2016
The path n. 530 – From Volastra to Telegrafo
9 December 2015
Path n. 507 from San Bernardino to Vernazza
1 October 2015
Harvest 2015: the perfect season!