At the beginning of June, I have visited with my family the beautiful Cinque Terre National Park and UNESCO world heritage site in Italy.
Our tour began in Volastra (a lovely locality of Corniglia) where we visited a winery, tasting their wine and observing the vineyards where between enormous difficulties a great satisfaction they grow up a delicious and local grape. They prefer not to use any different grapes, but the locals and I assure their Cinque Terre DOP it is exquisite! This is a very stunning but also tough land, and it is necessary to work it and create the typical terraces not only because they are charming but also because this is the only way to prevent landslides and subsidence of the land.
It is essential to support and choose winery who take care of the land where their grapes are and continue to produce naturally and traditionally as much as possible not to devastate the environment!
For all those reasons if you like to taste the wine and to take a guided tour, I suggest to visit them the Azienda Agricola Capellini Luciano – Cinque Terre Capellini – Casata dei Beghee.
After this stop, we started our walk on path number six. We decided only to go to Corniglia a short walk (around 2 hours) between a stunning landscape and a lush nature where is possible to find a hostel, some shops selling local products and where is possible to catch the train to Vernazza and Monterosso.
To be honest, I preferred this part of my visit to Cinque Terre National Park. Vernazza is very famous and lovely, but in my opinion, Corniglia is precisely the place I could choose to do sustainable tourism.
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