Corniglia is the third village of the Cinque Terre and, really, that one that has conserved in a better way its originality; indeed, is not a case that, walking in Corniglia, you can meet for example local vineyards and participate with them to the activities of the everyday life, maybe tasting a great glass of wine.
The originalità of Corniglia is also in its position: the village is not located directly on the sea like the other villages of Cinque Terre but it’s located in a suggestive cliff, about 80 m above the sea level, which position allows to enjoy from Corniglia spectacular views.
The town is all around the main street, Via Fieschi. It runs from the Church of San Pietro (14th cent.) till the Belvedere of Santa Maria, where you can enjoy a great view on the Cinque Terre coast.
A little bit before the Belvedere you can notice in Largo Taragio the local Monument “Monumento ai Caduti”.
And always from Largo Taragio it departs a pleasant flight of steps that takes you to the “Marina of Corniglia”, a little bay.
Not far from here, towards Vernazza, there is the nice beach of Gùvano reachable by sea or through the old railway gallery.
You can easily get to Corniglia by car and by train.
In the first case you can drive along the suggestive road of Cinque Terre coming from La Spezia and running until the village of Monterosso (there’s a car park, on charge, near the village; there are a few free places for cars out of the village).
In the second case, coming by train, you can get to the Corniglia railway station, linked to the village with the “Scalinata della Lardarina” (Lardarina flight of steps) in about 15’ and with a regular bus service (from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm)
The village of Corniglia offers you 5 restaurants, a pizzeria, some bars, several shops including handicrafts and local products. There’s also an ATM.
About the restaurant we recommend you the Osteria a cantina de Mananan, Ristorante La Posada, Ristorante Cecio, La Gata Flora and Il Pirun.
Trekking lovers will find in Corniglia an ideal place to discover the Cinque Terre. Several of the most spectacular trails depart from here (the trail n° 2 is closed at this time, but from Corniglia you can walk the trail n° 7A and the 6D.
Please check the Cinque Terre National Park website to get updated information about the situation of the footpaths.