The steep trail is the original connection between the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola, in use until the construction of the famous Via dell'Amore. The route starts at the train station from which, going up the Via Signorini, you arrive at the junction with Via Tracastello on the left, leading into the valley of the Rio Finale stream.
Follow the path signposted along the vegetable gardens until the small bridge from which begins the long flight of steps that leads through cultivated and fallow fields, with a panoramic view, to the ridge of Costa Corniolo. From there you can admire the tip of Montenero eastward, Manarola and the coastline of Cinque Terre westward.
From the ridge of Costa Corniolo, the descent to Manarola begins on the left with the ancient flight of steps, partly in stone and partly hewn out of the rock. It runs down the hill with spectacular views all the way to the village.