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Itinerary of the Ancient settlements

Riomaggiore - Lemmen - Monesteroli - Campiglia - Fossola

On foot         Great Interest: Panorama Great Interest: Religion Great Interest: Archeology Great Interest: Hystory 
  • Duration: 3 hour/s 45 minutes
  • Return time: 3 hour/s 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
  • Length: 11.02 km
  • Difference in height: 199m

From the railway station of Riomaggiore reach the starting point of trail SVA going through the pedestrian tunnel and uphill along Via Colombo until the upper part of the village, where there is a Park's information point.
The first signposts mark the crossing of the provincial road where the paved covering of the stream Rio Maggiore ends. The trail runs uphill among gardens and terraced fields, on the side of the stream where alders and black elders grow.
Nearby a mill now rearranged as house take a stone stairway from where you can see the top of Mount Verrugoli.
After a stretch characterized by the Riomaggiore's typical bedded sandstones, the trail continues across an area of Turbiditic sandstone where a large boulder can be spotted in the clearing of a small abandoned quarry that supplied building stone for houses and walls in ancient times.

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