Corniglia, Italy

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Cinque Terre, Italy
Corniglia, Italy - Corniglia from the trail to Manarola
Corniglia, Italy - Cingue Terre - Corniglia
Corniglia, Italy - View from the sea
Corniglia, Italy - From halfway up the hillside
Corniglia, Italy - Cingue Terre - Corniglia
Corniglia, Italy - Cingue Terre - Corniglia
Corniglia, Italy - Cingue Terre - Corniglia

Corniglia, Italy Cinque Terre Reviews

pfsmalo pfsmalo
161 reviews
Central for Cinque-Terre Jan 23, 2017
Corniglia is the third of the Cinque-Terre villages and is probably the hardest to get to. This is the only one of the villages that doesn't have a port and even though there is a train station, it is a 500 metre walk and then 382 steps up the cliff face to the main street. There is a bus that runs from the village up and down to save those weary legs, but sometimes it is so full that it becomes time saving (and 2€) to walk it. The village itself is just a main square and then another street off through the old town to a viewpoint over the sea. On the main square you'll find the post office, an ATM and a couple of restaurants, plus the only viable, reasonably priced hostel/hotel.

What you get for all this effort though is calm and quiet, which you won't get in the other villages with their hordes of tourists and souvenir and clothes shops.

Access to the trails to Manarola or Vernazza are right there at the main square. When we were there the "easy trail" or coastal path to Manarola was still not open , so necessary to do it the hard way.
Corniglia from the trail to Manaro…
From halfway up the hillside
View from the sea
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Nemorino says:
Hi Paul, glad to see you have been posting here. My one visit to the Cinque Terre was decades ago, so I no longer remember which village was which, but it was a beautiful area and we did lots of walking.
Posted on: May 12, 2017
MalenaN says:
It looks very pretty with the sea in the background!
Posted on: Feb 11, 2017
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odiseya odiseya
237 reviews
Visit Corniglia Feb 07, 2017
Corniglia is only Cingue Terre village that is not directly connected with sea. So, there no harbor or beach. But there is familiar architecture and fantastic view over see.

Corniglia is nice place located on about 100 meters high. It is surrounded with forest and vineyards.

You can reach to the top by foot or by bus. Bus ride is covered by your Cingue Terre card. But the bus is small and not frequent. It is recommend to bus ride is taken for older people or people who have moving problems.

So, what is alternative? By foot, of course. But there you can also have a choice.

You can choose to climb the Lardarina, a long brick flight of steps composed of 33 flights with 382 steps or to follow vehicular road (Fieschi Road) that, from the station, leads to the village. I choose first option, both times. You can also see there and many cars and motorcycles.

There is very interesting church - Church of S. Pietro from via Serra, it is necessary to do one short hiking there also. This Parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter and already appears in a document from 1521.

There is nice square, few shops and restaurant. Apparently, there you could taste famous ice cream with honey. It was very crowded in gelateria so I pass this. Well, I hope I will try on my next visit.

Trough narrow street between houses you can reach to terrace with nice view. I pass this t
Cingue Terre - Corniglia
Cingue Terre - Corniglia
Cingue Terre - Corniglia
Cingue Terre - Corniglia
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odiseya says:
I using stair upon arriving here but I go down on road just to see different side of slopes. I was make many photos and I planing to upload them more later.

Yes, it was nice view too!
Posted on: Feb 11, 2017
MalenaN says:
I should have taken the steps too! Looks nice!
Posted on: Feb 11, 2017
german_eagle says:
At least you can see the sea from here :-)
Posted on: Feb 09, 2017

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