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Corniglia is a frazione (“hamlet”) within the comune of Vernazza in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy with a population of about 150 (in 2016). Unlike the other localities of the Cinque Terre, Corniglia is not directly adjacent to the sea. Instead, it is on the top of a promontory about 100 metres high, surrounded on three sides by vineyards and terraces, the fourth side descends steeply to the sea. To reach Corniglia, 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. It 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.
There is mention of the village in a famous novella of Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron and in the novel The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan. Wikipedia
Photo Gallery of Walk in Corniglia – Corniglia Stazione – Via Fieschi
Approximately 1.03 km – 0.64miles
The walk starts in Corniglia Stazione – Via Lardarina – Scalinata Lardarina – Via Stazione – Walk back aclng Via Stazione to Via Fieschi – Chiesa Di San Pietro, Via Fieschi – Via Fieschi – Via Stazione – Walk back aclng Via Stazione to Via Fieschi – Via Fieschi
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