Prevo, the highest spot of Blue Path

Prevo, the heart of Cinque Terre, is a tiny hamlet of Vernazza right in the center of Cinque Terre National Park, along the Blue Path (Sentiero Azzurro), 1,5 km away from Corniglia and 1,3 km from Vernazza. It is the highest and most impressive spot at 208 meters above sea level.

Prevo was built in the early sixteenth century some families of shepherds who arrived from the mountains inland to spend the winter with their flocks. They had estimated that the area was among the hottest in the Cinque Terre, so that the basin which descends from Prevo to the beach below Guvano is called, even today, 'hell'.

In the clearest days, due to its location at 208 meters above sea level, Prevo is a vantage point from which you can see the island of
Isola d'ElbaGorgonaCapraia and Capo Corso (Corse, France).

The stretch of sea between Corsica and the Cinque Terre is called the Cetacean Sanctuary, it is the first international protected area in the Mediterranean for the protection of the marine environment.
The Cetacean Sanctuary is one of the richest pelagic environments in the Mediterranean thanks to the peculiar orography of the coast, which gives rise to an area in which particular oceanographic and climatic conditions favor a very high primary productivity compared to the average values found in the pelagic environments of throughout the western Mediterranean.

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