Corniglia is located in the middle of the Cinque Terre and lays on a small cape, 100 meters above the sea. It is the only town without access from the sea.
The tiny village is connected to its train station by a footpath known as Lardarina (377 stairs).
Corniglia is connected to the other villages of the Cinque Terre by well kept footpaths, maintained by the park staff.
Corniglia is an ancient Roman village that has a long and rich agricultural tradition. The village is surrounded on three sides by vineyards and terraces. Its architecture is closer to that of a rural inland village than that of a coastal village.