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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Corniglia is the only one of the Cinque Terra that does not sit on the coast with a waterfront area. It’s perched high on a hill and involves climbing hundreds of stairs from the train station drop-off. Or you can hire a van to drive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We visited 4 out of the 5 villages in Cinque Terre. This was, according to myself, the most picturesque one if we’re talking about the streets. Not the easiest one to get to though - you have to climb 300 steps to get there but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Set more away from the coastline than its neighbours, there is a slightly different feel. Walking in from Vernazza was tiring, a lengthy and challenging walk, it earns our gelato and gave us an early view of this village holding onto the cliff. It felt...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ReallyBadHat
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We love Corniglia for its narrow streets and very creative and artistic shops, a great place to visit, shop, eat, and relax.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Corniglia is an excellent place to stay and see in the Cinque Terre. If you want the view and not as many tourists, stay here (I would rent a flat) and visit the other "terre" by train--and boat or by trail. You will walk many...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Very scenic bviews from the lookout at top of main street. there is also a very busy piazza with lots of restaurants in a garden setting near the cappella dei flagellato. fantastic place for a rest and refreshments and enjoy the views and people watching....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Andre L
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

All 5 terre is very, this is maybe the one more remote, not possible to arrive by ferry and takes a long walk. As city is the one i preferred, i am suggesting to spend a night it should be a good experience.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank J6383JGmarcop
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We loved it. Feels authentic rather than touristy. Views from here are great but unlike V and R and M there is no real "view of". We came here every night for a drink and loved it. Mind you, the walk up from the train...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ClunkNebbermorth
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We are staying for one week and so thankful we chose being here. It is quaint, overall not too touristy, has many restaurants to chose from, shops, markets, wine bars, gelato shops, etc that give you plenty of choices. Just walking the main narrow, colorful...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 48thAnniversary
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Corgnilia is one of the smaller villages in cinque terre. Worth a short stop. I also had lunch here and then hiked from Corgnilia to Vernazza and enjoyed the views along the way. I actually found Vernazza nicer. So I would recommend starting your hike...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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14 May 2018|
Response from paul d | Reviewed this property |
You can't go wrong just hiking around. We walked to Monterosso and took the train back on one day and Riomaggiore on another. There is a shuttle bus from the station to Corniglia but you need to buy tickets in the station... More
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Response from fssutton1 | Reviewed this property |
I ould do more research as there is much to offer in this area. Chiavatri for one was amazing for us. Then you have Portofino, Potrovaneuse, Rapallo , Lucca, etc.