From Manarola railway station, take the tunnel and then turn left towards the Marina, where you have two possibilities: you can take the ancient uphill paved trail touching the cemetery, or you can choose the sea-view walk Birolli di Punta Bonfiglio up to Palaedo depot, and from here take the new "Sentiero delle Trasparenze Marine" (Trail of the Marine Transparencies), until you will meet the original trail no. 2 in loc. Laghi (35m).
Here the pedestrian trail becomes gentle, for the whole length of the underlying Spiaggione di Corniglia. Beyond the railway underpass, the trail climbs to reach the Railway Station, where you will find a refreshment point, and then you will reach on foot Lardarina staircase, leading to the town of Corniglia.