Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
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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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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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Jo H
Rome, Italy50 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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Patricia - SavvyExploring
Snohomish, WA749 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
This town is much farther from the water than the other four and the smallest by far, but is not without charm. I found the town perched in the vineyards to be really beautiful. There is water access, however, if you find the train stairs difficult, this may be more than you're up for. The stairs are uneven, no railings and go down a long way. Perched up on a hill you can see a couple of the other towns and look down on the vineyards. There is a lookout by the church and one at the end of the town with binoculars. Corniglia only has a couple tiny streets, but lots of character. We chose it because it is centrally located and we wanted to hike north one day and south the other, which was perfect. However, we drove, and I would highly recommend parking and taking the train in. The only road into town is winding and narrow, with many places only wide enough for one vehicle, and many blind corners. In November there was always something open, but often only one or two restaurants per day. They have a small grocery and an organic grocery, both pricey, but there. If you stay in town there are several places with rooftop terraces and I would recommend choosing one for the view. Don't trust any of the hours or open/closed signs, seems like in Italy they just open and close whenever they want to.
Written 24 December 2017
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Kyle S
Bridgeton, NJ957 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
As you get off the train, hire a car to take you to the Corniglia or walk teethe 385 steps up to the village.The year round population of this village, the only one of the Cinque Terre not on the sea, is around 265.The town square is Ciappa. There are nice shops on the Via Fieschi. Alberto.s Geleteria has a great lemon slush and Miele di Corniglia made from local honey. Both are tasty. Enoteca il Pirun is the place to taste local wine and utiega sells organic local produce. The Main Square has outdoor seating from two bars and a restaurant around a WW1 memorial . The towns old well is here also.The Oratory of Santa Caterina is here also The Santa Maria Belvedere is a great spot for a picnic and marks the end of the town. The view here is also awesome.
Written 13 January 2019
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48thAnniversary
Meridian, ID616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
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 street to the beautiful view of the Sea gives you a great feeling, like what a true Italian village should be. Never tire of walking all through the town, side streets, two churches, and taking in the beauty of the green hills and small family owned vineyards. Will never forget Corniglia and hope to return some day.
Written 30 May 2018
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Charles_Atienza
Cebu City, Philippines420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
We walked a fair 5 minutes until we get to the steps which was about 380 steps to get up. There was a shuttle bus from the station which takes tourists up for free if you have the Cinque Terre day pass. Though we skipped the bus and decided to go up on foot.

It was well worth it. It has a stunning view.

Since walking will make one parched, we decided to get lemon slush while exploring the village on foot.

There is a good number of restaurants, gelato bars and souvenir shops.
Written 22 May 2018
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paul d
fuji65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Bring your hiking shoes and enjoy the outstanding views. The town of Corniglia is not only lovely but friendly as well. Highly recommended!
Written 9 January 2018
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Jokkepotte
Oslo, Norway109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Out of the five small cities, Corniglia could perhaps be skipped. Not really worth the walk up from the train station, and one should consider just taking the bus up; which runs constantly from just outside the station. On the bright side, it is seemingly not as crowded, meaning that one could eat or drink in relative peace and quiet!
Written 27 July 2019
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL3,351 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Corniglia is the only one of the five Cinque Terra towns that has no harbor. It sits high above the sea and is surrounded by terracing for grapevines, fruit trees and other produce tended by the locals. It is not the most colorful or interesting of the five either. Most boat tours cruise right past it as did ours.
Written 10 June 2019
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