Cinque Terre (Walk Corniglia to Vernazza)

Cinque Terre (Walk Corniglia to Vernazza), Cinque Terre, Italy (B)

We are up early and head downstairs to another hearty breakfast at the Hotel La Spiaggia. This would be our last day to explore Cinque Terre and we had another full day of hiking ahead of us.

Our plan is to take the train to Corniglia and walk the coast trail to Vernazza. We used our Cinque Terre Card and hopped on an early train, exiting two stops later in Corniglia. Trains between the five villages run every 30 minutes in both directions, and the trip between cities is just a few minutes. 

The village of Corniglia, which sits up high on a hill at 100 feet above sea level, is the smallest of all five villages. We exit the train station, which is at the base of the hill, and climb the stairs to the via Stazione with the rest of the day-trippers.

Right outside the station there is a bus stop. This is where you catch the bus that takes you to the main area of Corniglia and you avoid having to climb the "Lardarina." 

We, however, are climbing the Lardarina. Continue walking past the bus stop toward the village which will be on the hill in front of you. When you see the sign for the Lardarina you know you are in the right place. Follow this path, the train tracks will be below and to the left.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Cinque Terre (Walk Corniglia to Vernazza)
Guide Location: Italy » Cinque Terre
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lynn Momboisse
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hotel La Spiaggia
  • Corniglia
  • Via Stazione
  • Plaza in the center
  • The Lardarina
  • Church of San Pietro
  • Via Fieschi
  • Dau Tinola restaurant
  • Chapel of Saint Catherine
  • Terrace of Santa Maria
  • Lisa's Market
  • Blue Trail
  • Leo's Lodge
  • Bar Gabbiano
  • Trail head station
  • Belforte Tower
  • Farmacia
  • Harbor Square
  • Trattoria Gianni Franzi
  • Church of St. Margherita
  • The beach front
  • Train station
  • l' Tortuga