Corniglia is the smallest city in the Cinque Terre National Park. It differs from the rest of the cities of Pyatisemye in that it is not located on the very shore of the Ligurian Sea, but at an altitude of about 100 meters above its level. Therefore, it will not work to get to it by sea - only by land modes of transport.
If the other cities of the Cinque Terre - Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Manarola, Monterosso - are closely connected with the sea, then life in Corniglia is more inclined to land, to agriculture. On three sides, the city is surrounded by luxurious vineyards, it also produces excellent wine.
How to get there
The most suitable way to get to the Cinque Terre Park and specifically to Corniglia from other cities in Italy is by rail. Trains to Spezia come from Genoa, Turin, Milan, Pisa; in La Spezia, you need to take the train to Corniglia. You can also walk from the railway station to the city center - but you have to go uphill, it is quite difficult, especially on a hot summer day. Therefore, a direct bus runs to the city center. His schedule can be found at the station, but in fact he usually leaves as soon as a sufficient number of passengers are disembarked from the train.
The Lardarina Staircase is a pedestrian path leading from the train station to the center of Corniglia. It consists of 377 steps; to climb it is not an easy test, but those who have climbed the whole ladder will be greeted at the top with a sign. However, it is much more convenient to get to your destination by bus and go back on foot: the descent is much easier than the climb, and along the way you can admire stunning panoramas of the surroundings.
Church of St. Peter
Church of St. Peter (Chiesa di San Pietro) was built in 1334. The church in the Gothic architectural style was erected at the behest of the ruling Fieschi family. Its facade, made of gray stone, is decorated with an openwork rosette made of white Carrara marble and a statue of St. Peter.
The interior of the church is made in soft, slightly muted yellow-green tones. Every summer, an organ music festival is held at St. Peter's Church.
Terrace of St. Mary
Terrace of St. Mary (Terrazza di Santa Maria) - a natural attraction of the city of Corniglia. It passes at an altitude of about 90 meters above the sea, stretches from the main street of the city - Via Fieschi, past St. Peter's Church. The terrace offers beautiful views of the Marina di Corniglia Bay.
Locanda La Lanterna Hotel
Locanda La Lanterna is located in Corniglia at Via Solferino 2. It offers bright, comfortable, nicely furnished rooms, each with a private bathroom. For breakfast, each morning, guests are served natural coffee and hot, sweet pastries. Accommodation in a double room of La Lanterna hotel will cost from 90 euros per night.
Affittacamere Le Terrazze Hotel
Affittacamere Le Terrazze is located on the main street of the city, at Via Fieschi, 102. The rooms are furnished with taste and comfort, each of them has its own kitchen, balcony, bathroom, free internet. The hotel is surrounded by a beautiful garden overlooking the sea; guests can enjoy a breakfast table in the garden. One night in a hotel costs from 130 euros.
Hotel Corte Del Gallo
Hotel Corte Del Gallo, located at Via Alla Stazione, 27, is the place for a pleasant stay and comfortable stay. The rooms here are equipped with air conditioning, TV, bathroom, safe. Each room has parquet floors and elegant furniture. There is also a large, beautiful garden, where a light breakfast is served in summer. The price for a double room is about 180 euros per night.