Technical data Difficulty: simpleDifference in altitude: about 135 metersTrail number: 556, then 556v (it’s called Anello del Benessere too. It means Wellness Circuit)Recommended period: all
VAL DI VARA
The inland of the Cinque Terre Villages and their cultural background, to be visited to understand its diversified nature, long history and unique flavors.
The Val di Vara is the largest and least populated territory of the Cinque Terre area, and offers a unique historical background. Its strategic importance is evident, and it is from the Val di Vara than many artisanal and craftmanship activities spread. A real landmark in northern Italy.
With a low density of human settlement and large spots of unspoilt nature, today the Vara Valley winds along the Vara River, on the banks of which stand ancient castles and villages, in a territory which in the Middle Ages was often disputed between Genoan wealthy families and Florence and Tuscany feuds for the control of important routes and trading centers.
Where Are You?
The Cinque Terre Area
Brugnato and the round hamlets
A typical defensive structure characterizes all the hamlets of the area
Calice al Cornoviglio
At the foot of the Cornoviglio Mountain.
A strong community, that rebuilt the village after a tragic flood.
A dominating outlook on the Valley.