This sign shows a pair of pink high heels with a big X through them, meaning “No Hiking in High Heels!”
For most of us this would be a totally needless sign because it would never occur to us to actually hike in high heels. But if they have a sign preventing it, that means that people were actually caught hiking or more likely falling in their high heels.
I found the sign in Monterosso, one of the villages of the Cinque Terre in Italy. Although you could walk the Via dell’ Amore in heels, because it is paved, the other trails are fairly rugged and should be hiked in good walking shoes or hiking boots.
For our visitors wanting an excellent guide to Cinque Terre click this link or the picture below to check out Rick Steves guidebook: