We woke up early on our third day in Italy and hiked from Manarola through Volestra to Corneglia which took over two and half hours and we had our heavy 35-40 pound backpacks on. The views were expansive and totally worth it.
We saw several tourists on the trails and between Manarola and Volestra, we met many Americans but more German and British hikers as we approached Corneglia. There was a fun group of single ladies from the US and Canada that we kept leap frogging between Manarola and Corneglia and their guides even gave us a focciceria recommendation for lunch!
Our feet were pretty tired since the majority of the trail was rocky so the short train ride was really nice. We checked into RooMartina (which was recommended by my college room mate, Emily) -!: immediately went swimming!
We wandered around town, through Castello Doria, in the late afternoon!
I’ll have to tell you all about my fantastic bruschetta and Ristoriante al castello experience, next!