Hello! For those of you who have done this hike, I have 3 questions:
1) Is there a logical village to start and end this hike for any reason?
i assume doing the hike provides the best view of the area?
2) Is it possible do the 8 mile hike through all 5 villages in one day and come back to my starting point to spend the night, or would that not make sense? I'm a solo travelor and the hostel situation is difficult but I found a good one for solo travelers in Corniglia, so could I start the hike there but always come back to this hostel at the end of the day?
3) Trying to decide whether to stay 2 or 3 nights - as a solo traveler, what are the villages like? Is it all couples having dinner or are there shops, or what exactly is there to do at the villages? not sure how much time I'd want to spend there. Thanks!!