The hiking starts from Manarola (n°2 village of Cinque Terre) centre, along a very old path realized many hundred years ago to connect Manarola with Volastra (1h). Volastra is 335 mt on sea level, and we can enjoy a breathtaking view on Cinque Terre villages.
The path becomes mostly flat through vineyards and holm oak woods till the beginning of the easy downhill to Corniglia (n°3 village of Cinque Terre). Corniglia is the only village of Cinque Terre located on the hill and not on the sea (2h).
From Corniglia our walk will retrace the famous Blue Trail (up & down, but really unforgettable), a "stairway to heaven" which ends to Vernazza (3h).