Corniglia Points of Interest
Want to visit one of the quieter towns in Cinque Terre? Corniglia Points of Interest will help you understand what makes this town so appealing.
Lardarina - the nearly 400 stepped path that zig zags it's way up to the main part of town from the train station. Or, for those that don't enjoy that kind of a hike, wait for the frequent shuttle buses - usually timed with the arrival of trains.
Via Fieschi, the town's main road leads you through a cluster of charming homes and enticing shops. If you're lucky, and visiting in the fall, you'll smell the grapes harvested for the ever-famous wine that Corniglia produces wafting from the cellers of many buildings.
The only (and therefore, the best) Gelateria on Via Fieschi. Run by Alberto and Cristina, it features their famous concoction of miele di Corniglia gelato. Or, ice cream made with the local honey. Delicioso! Especially good if you've just hiked to Corniglia from Vernazza.
Largo Taragio, the main square features an old WWI memorial and the town's ancient well. The well once was the main source of water for the town, pumped from natural springs and used by the locals that had no plumbing.
|Oratorio di Santa Caterina
Oratorio di Santa Caterina looks like a church, located in the town's main square, Largo Taragio, but is actually a spiritual meeting place for service groups affiliated with the Catholic Church.
Just behind the Oratory is a soccer field with benches and a less crowded viewpoint for those wanting a quiet picnic place.
Santa Maria Belvedere is the end-of-town (at the end of Via Fieschi) viewpoint and the place to go for that spectacular sweeping view of the Ligurian Sea. A church of the same name once stood in this place and the area provides a superior picnic spot. Looking to the west, high on a ridge, you'll see the village of San Bernadino. You can go to San Bernadino by shuttle or on a long uphill hike from Vernazza. Just below this vista, you can see the unruly harbor where the locals hoist their boats up onto the rocks.
These are just a few of the Corniglia points of interest. For more information, visit our Corniglia Facts page.