Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
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Mathew M
Melbourne, Australia550 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The first thing you need to know is that Corniglia is a hill town. There are 2 ways up, you either walk up somewhere between 350-400 steps or take the small bus up which is free if you have a Cinque Terre card or you can opt to pay 2.50 euros. The bus driver will check your card.The queue for the bus was already long so we opted to walk up.It seemed never ending but we got there.The village itself is quite small with not a lot of attractions.You only need around 1 hour here.We prepared to walk down when we saw the bus stop and only 6 people in the queue.The bus down the hill was quick and when we got to the bottom there were many people waiting.If you have mobility issues you could seriously miss this village.There is not much to miss and you can spend more time in one of the other villages.
Written 22 April 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Corniglia is the smallest of the 5 Cinque Terre towns. It’s quite tiny, with just a handful of sights.
For those with a very tight Cinque Terre itinerary, Corniglia is usually the town that people tend to skip.
This is understandable because, not only is it the smallest but it’s also the least accessible. The town sits high up in the hills and it’s a trek from the train station.
If arriving by train, you have two options - either climb the 377 steps that lead up to the town or catch the small shuttle bus (free with a Cinque Terre Pass and €2.50 otherwise).
Although it’s fair to say that Corniglia doesn’t have any ‘must-see’ sights, it has the all the charm and atmosphere of a small Italian town. It is also a lot less crowded and bustling than the other more popular and visited towns.
One of the beauties of Corniglia is that it is small enough that you can easily explore all the main sights within a very short time.
We spent 2 hours here which was plenty of time to see the Gothic church of San Pietro built in 1334 and the small Oratory of Santa Caterina and to stroll along Via Fieschi, the main thoroughfare.
The highlight of the day was discovering the Santa Maria Belvedere, a clifftop lookout with a stunning view over the Ligurian Sea and the Cinque Terre coastline. Here we found a small bar, Bar La Terza Terra where we could sit on the outdoor terrace, drinking Aperol Spritzes while enjoying the magical view and soaking up the atmosphere. It really was as lovely as it sounds.
Written 6 January 2023
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CraigH0901
Adelaide, Australia1,221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We caught the train from neighbouring Manarola. The walk up from the train station was quite a walk. Many steps and seemed to go forever. Need to be in reasonable shape. Once you get to the top, the town has a different feel already. There are market shops at the top with a clearing for buses to come and go. The walk through the central area is narrow lined with shops and eateries. It is difficult to negotiate, however, the view at the end is worth it. Either looking back to Manarola or on the other side, towards Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare.
Written 16 September 2022
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Jo H
Rome, Italy51 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Just so you all know. You arrive at the station and have to walk at least 2 kms before you arrive anywhere. You cannot immediately descend on the village. The views are all from above. So for those of you with walking difficulties or conditions of a breathing kind i would say avoid this stop
Off. The views are beautiful but quite the same as the previous one. If i ventured again I would miss out this stop.
Written 26 September 2021
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain21,468 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
Borgo Storico di Corniglia is literally the old town of Corniglia, one of five towns located in Cinque Terre National Park, in the North of Italy. Corniglia is the only town, which is in the top of a mountain, so it does not have a beach, but you can see from here a wonderful views of surroundings. A little old town, where walking, running, seeing wonderful views, eating or drinking something or only relaxing.
(See also Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre)
Written 9 May 2020
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,574 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Don't make the same mistake like we did. When you get out of the train station, get up the stairs to the bus waiting. They won't wait too long and that was why we missed it because some in our party had to use the restrooms in the station. The bus left without us and the next one won't return until closer to the next train arrival. With mobility issues in our group there was no way that we could hike up the hill so we just sat at the station and waited for the next train.
Written 19 February 2020
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Christina C
Coquitlam, Canada6,336 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is the only town out of the five villages in Cinque Terre that is not close to the shore and train station. You have to take a bus or walk up 382 steps to the town. When we got out of the train station, there was already a bus waiting. Since we bought the Cinque Terre Card why not use it, otherwise you have to pay the bus driver 2.5 euros. We went through some narrow streets and alleys of this town and took some good photos. Happy Travelling!
Written 12 December 2019
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Malcolm McD
Glasgow, UK438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Corniglia is a hilltop village unlike the other Cinque Terre villages. It has its own charm and if you have time it is worth the visit.
Written 16 October 2019
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR5,090 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
My wife and I took a day trip to four of the five towns in the Cinque Terre this past November. Four of the five are located on the water. The only one not on the water is Corniglia, which is perched on a hilltop. We skipped Riomaggiore as the only town we didn’t visit. Had I known that we would have to walk up about 400 steps from the train station to the top of the hill to get to Corniglia, I would have probably left it out and included Riomaggiore.

We found that Corniglia was not very crowded. The narrow streets and alleys were very picturesque. We saw some spectacular views of the coastline when we reached View Point Corniglia, which made the climb well worth it.
Written 12 October 2019
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,401 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Among the 5 villages of Cinque Terre, Corniglia should be the least impressive one and the only one without a harbor. There is shuttle bus service that takes visitors to this uphill village but the surrounding terraced fields are not photogenic when compared with the seaside views.
Written 29 July 2019
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