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Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to explore the hidden beauty of Corniglia, a captivating village in Liguria, Italy. Corniglia is a small village in the province of La Spezia, northern Italy. It is one of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its scenic coastline and colourful houses. Corniglia is the only village that is not directly adjacent to the sea, but rather sits on top of a promontory about 100 meters high, surrounded by vineyards and terraces. To get to the village from the railway station you can Climb the Lardarina, a long brick flight of steps composed of 33 flights with 383 steps that connects the train station to the village. The climb is challenging but rewarding, as you can enjoy the views of the sea and the countryside along. Teir is also a bust that will take you up to the village. Corniglia is a charming and quiet town that preserves its authentic character and traditions. It is a great place to visit if you want to experience a different side of the Cinque Terre and enjoy its natural beauty and culture.
Via Fieschi is the main street that runs through Corniglia, one of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Italy. Via Fieschi is a narrow and winding lane that is lined with charming shops, cafes, gelato places, and houses with flowerpots, green shutters, and laundry hanging from balconies and archways. (Photos 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-16) – The Chiesa di San Pietro (Church of Saint Peter) is a beautiful Gothic church in the village of Corniglia. It was built in 1334 by the Fieschi family, a powerful noble clan that had influence over the area. The church has a simple grey stone facade with a delicate rose window made of Carrara marble and a statue of Saint Peter holding the keys to heaven above the main entrance. The interior is decorated with striped white and blue-grey stone walls, a golden and white altar with a painting of Saint Peter kneeling before Jesus, and a richly painted ceiling with angels and saints.(Photo 4) – The Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina is a small 18th century oratory located in the heart of Corniglia, one of the five villages of the Cinque Terre region in Italy. It is named after the religious brotherhood of the Disciplinati, which was widespread in Liguria and especially in the Cinque Terre. The oratory has a simple and deteriorated facade with a niche that holds a statue of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, the patron saint of the oratory. Above the niche, there is a circular window with a modern stained glass design. The interior is a single nave with a frescoed ceiling depicting the Martyrdom of Saint Catherine, who was tortured on a spiked wheel by the Roman emperor Maxentius for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. The oratory also preserves some 19th century processional lanterns, banners, wooden crucifixes and statues of unknown authors. (Photo 15)
Corniglia Cuisine – Is influenced by the Mediterranean climate and the local products, such as olives, grapes, herbs, fish, and cheese. Some of the typical dishes you can find in Corniglia are: – Anchovies: These small fish are a staple of Corniglia cuisine, and they are prepared in various ways, such as fried, marinated, stuffed, or baked with potatoes12. Anchovies are also used to make a sauce called colatura di alici, which is similar to the ancient Roman garum. Pesto: This is a famous sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, cheese, and olive oil. Pesto is usually served with pasta, such as trofie (short twisted noodles) or trenette (flat ribbon noodles). Pesto can also be used to flavor soups, salads, or sandwiches. Focaccia: This is a flatbread that is baked with olive oil, salt, and sometimes herbs or cheese. Focaccia is a common snack or appetizer in Corniglia, and it can be topped with different ingredients, such as tomatoes, olives, onions, or anchovies. Farinata: This is a thin pancake made with chickpea flour, water, oil, and salt. Farinata is cooked in a wood-fired oven until crispy and golden. Farinata can be eaten plain or with cheese, rosemary, or other toppings. Limoncino: This is a sweet liqueur made with lemons, sugar, and alcohol. Limoncino is a specialty of the Cinque Terre region, where lemons are grown on the terraces along the coast. Limoncino is usually served chilled as an after-dinner drink.
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