The village of Volastra
Volastra (from the latin Vicus Oleaster, which means the place of olive trees), thanks to its charming geographic position, since the middle age was elected sanctuary of Manarola, which is only 2 Km. far away. Here you may visit the ancient Romanesque church of Nostra Signora della Salute built in the XIII century with huge sandstone blocks and characterized by a bifora (window with two lights) in white marble of Carrara. Volastrabesides offering an extraordinary natural landscape with hills sloping down to the sea, is the most important crossway of paths of the Cinque Terre. In fact, from Volastra you may hike many paths with various levels of difficulty surrounded by a spectacular nature. All the paths are duly signed with red and white strips.
By using the shuttle bus service, included in the cost of the Cinque Terre Card (the ticket to visit the National Park), from Volastra in a few minutes from Volastra you may reach Manarola. Once you are in Manarola you may use trains and boats to visit the other four villages
Volastra offers a few free parking zones close to our B&B, while on the other villages you have to pay for parking. We also have our private parking place area. Considering the peculiar morphology of this area we do not advise using car.
A walk to
the other villages
30 - 40 minutes
path n. 506 (ex n. 6)
1 hour and 15 minutes
paths n. 586 and n. 587 (ex n.6d and n.7a)
1 hour and 30 minutes
paths n. 532C and n. 531 (via Groppo-Costa Corniolo)
4 hours and 30 minutes
path n. 1 - AV5T
Cinque Terre by boat
To better enjoy your stay in the Cinque Terre, we recommend using the boat service that connects all the five villages, also reaching Portovenere, pearl of the Gulf of Poets, to enjoy a different view on this unique stretch of coastline in the world.Boat timetables