With the beginning of the touristic season the recovery of the two most intensively cultivated hills in our area have been completed. These two hills are the Costa della Posa e Valle dei Pozzi, where in the early eighties were installed the first two monorails of Cinque Terre.
They are two beautiful hills that form a natural amphitheater characterized by the famous agricultural terraces of the Cinque Terre supported by hundreds of stone walls that have been built to support this steep land that from a height of about 400 meters slops down to the sea.
The recovery has been made on part of the 586 trail that from Volastra reaches Case Pianca and continues down to Corniglia on the 587 trail. This project consisted in the rebuilding of ruined stone-walls that support path 586, the lower path of half coast and the stone stairs that connect them. This has allowed to improve access to agricultural land for the winemakers of the area and to facilitate the transit of thousands of tourists that every year pass through path 586 that links Volastra to Corniglia, that due to the continued closure of the coastal trail of the so-called Sentiero Azzuro between Manarola and Corniglia has become the main walking trail.
The work was mainly financed by the municipality of Riomaggiore thanks to regional contributions given for the recovery of agricultural land and partly financed by the National Park of Cinque Terre. But the idea itself and its relative project came from the association of small winemakers of the Cinque Terre that has managed to raise awareness among local authorities on a fundamental issue such as the maintenance of the area and the recovery of its culture and local traditions.
This project is a perfect example of the necessary balance between the influx of tourists on one side and the local agriculture on the other side. In fact this recovery represents the perfect solution to stop hydrogeological instability that has occurred due to the abandoned cultivations. Nowadays the development of the local economy with the sale of our prestigious and famous wine represents a further lure for tourists that each year remain fascinated by the beauty and the uniqueness of this landscape changed by the legendary work of man.
Come and see it with your own eyes!
30 januari 2020
Manarola: the vertical village
18 september 2019
1919 – 2019: the harvest of the centenary in Volastra
1 mei 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 augustus 2017
Path n. 536 to Monesteroli: stairway to heaven
14 maart 2017
Path n. 509 : Monterosso–Soviore
19 januari 2017
The Cinque Terre’s sweet wine: from Rinforzato to Sciacchetrà
14 januari 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 mei 2016
The path n. 530 – From Volastra to Telegrafo
9 december 2015
Path n. 507 from San Bernardino to Vernazza
1 oktober 2015
Harvest 2015: the perfect season!
21 augustus 2015
The path Volastra-Riomaggiore via Groppo-Costa Corniolo (n. 532C / n. 531)
21 juni 2015
Harvesting in the old times in Cinque Terre
17 april 2015
Recovery of agricultural terraces in the Cinque Terre area
4 februari 2015
Dry stone walls and new vines