Corniglia, Vernazza

Corniglia, Vernazza - Address

Address: 19018 Vernazza, Province of La Spezia, Italy

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About Corniglia, Vernazza

Corniglia is a frazione ("fraction") of the comune of Vernazza in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy with a population of about 150 (in 2016). Unlike the other localities of the Cinque Terre, Corniglia is not directly adjacent to the sea. Instead, it is on the top of a promontory about 100 metres high, surrounded on three sides by vineyards and terraces, the fourth side descends steeply to the sea. To reach Corniglia, it is necessary to climb the Lardarina, a long brick flight of steps composed of 33 flights with 382 steps or, otherwise follow a vehicular road that, from the station, leads to the village. Sometimes a small bus runs. The village stretches along the main road, Fieschi Road, and the houses have one side facing this road and the other facing the sea. Corniglia is characterised by narrow roads and a terrace in the rock from which all other four Cinque Terre's villages, two on one side and two on the other, can be seen. The town planning structure presents original characteristics compared to those of the other villages: the houses are lower set, and only more recently higher, similar to those of the villages of the hinterland. Corniglia is mentioned in a famous novella of Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron and in the novel The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan.


Overview of Corniglia

Walking past the city of Vernazza, you will come across Corniglia. Corniglia is often skipped on the visit, owing to the plethora of other prime attractions of Vernazza.

Corniglia is not one of the most important things to do in Vernazza like Cinque Terre Tours And Shore Excursions, Santa Margherita Di Antiochia Church, Save Vernazza Wine & Food Discovery, Castello Doria and Piazza Marconi.

Local travel guides will amplify your fun in the city as they walk you around the major attractions. You can book Vernazza tours for such assistance.

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You can enjoy a comfortable stay in the city by booking the best hotels in Vernazza like Hotel Nella, Hotel Corallo and Hotel Firenze E Continentale.

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Corniglia Tickets And Tours

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Corniglia, Vernazza Reviews - Write a Review

  • Standard station with helpful staff. Some way up to Corniglia, though. Once you leave the station, walk the path leading to the steps if you're reasonably fit (the steps are actually not that difficult as they are for the best part not high or steep, but there are many of them). Otherwise, wait for the bus.

  • If you have time to visit this place, come here, but if you have to choose from which Cinque Terre to give up, go ahead with Corniglia

  • Nice sea view from this station but it is quite far away from the village centre (not like other villages). You need to climb up quite a few stairs to reach the town.

  • Nice train station, though crowded as all those in the cinque terre. Beautiful sea views and views of Manarola. Since Corniglia is not on sea level (and the station is), to get to town there's either a crowded free bus that runs between the town and the station, or 382 steps up.

  • Prepare yourself for a long climb or just take a bus (not all the people knows) ;The village is very different from the other four .

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