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This hikers’ paradise able to evoke breathtaking emotions. The coastline village which does not rise from the waters, but stays perched up on the rocks and watches the waves from the top of a promontory, about 100 metres high.
The village itself is beautiful, you can see and feel how locals take care of it in a way that is different than other villages.
The village has excellent restaurants and pubs with amazing views. It’s ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday in the Cinque Terre. The hiking paths departing from here from a high level on the sea make it a great rental choice for the hikers.
The historical activities were agriculture, which drew the famous terraced landscape, and fishing. There was no cellar in these lands without jars containing anchovies, and the smell of wine and fish merged in a historic symbiosis.
To this end it is interesting to quote what the painter Renato Birolli wrote in August in 1955: From the geometrical vineyards the grape will soon climb down, from the sea fish always comes up. The one who goes fishing is the one who climbs the vineyards. The wine production and the culinary recipes are a proof of the local tradition and of the lifestyle of the Cinque Terre's inhabitants; they represent a real expression of the local culture.
Corniglia is a beautiful hamlet of Vernazza in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy with a population of about 150 (in 2016).
Unlike the other localities, this village is not directly adjacent to the sea. It is on the top of a promontory about 90 meters above sea level, surrounded by vineyards, vegetable gardens and terraces, the fourth side descends steeply to the sea. You can get by car, by train or by foot. To reach the village by foot 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. The village 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.
It is mentioned in a famous novella of Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron and in the novel The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan.
Airbnb customer reviews
The apartment was perfect, easy to walk to, close to restaurants and shops in Corniglia. We loved how quiet it got at night and had some really nice dinners sitting outside. Adorable little town, amazing sea view and beautiful location. Better than hotel.