We woke up early the next morning to begin the hike. You'll read in the travel books to dress appropriately, head that advice. The first portion of the hike, from Monterosso to Vernazza and also from Vernazza to Corniglia, is quite intense. The grueling walk is beyond worth it, as every corner you turn the view is somehow more beautiful than the last.
The beach, Italian style.
We found a little trattoria in the southern-most town, Riomaggiore to have a drink and watch the sunset.