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.
In this marvellous village tourists may visit the eighteenth century square largo Taragio with its Oratory Santa Caterina.
A charming theatrical scene is set here between the houses and the Parish of San Pietro, which is a perfect example of the gothic Ligurian style and is one of the most interesting monuments of the entire coast.
This building was built in 1334. In the interior, the most interesting piece of work is the baptismal basin from the XII century, the statues of the evangelists and the polyptych that is divided into segments that represent the Masters.
Where to stay in Corniglia
If you are looking for a quiet place to stay in Cinque Terre, Corniglia is the town for you. There aren’t any hotels here, but there are a few small guesthouses and apartment rentals in the village. We have selected the best alternatives for you: Bed & Breakfast in Corniglia.
If you are looking for a hotel in the Cinque Terre area click here: Hotels in Cinque Terre.
How to get here
The best way to reach Corniglia is by taking the train from La Spezia or from Levanto. For more information: How to reach Cinque Terre.
Map of Corniglia
Things to see
• The Parish of San Pietro
• Oratory of Santa Caterina
June 29: The San Pietro and Paolo Feast offering the traditional cake "Torta dei Fieschi".
September 8: The N.S. delle Grazie Feast at the Santuario di S. Bernardino.