My wife and I rented an apartment with terrace overlooking Via Fieschi in the heart of Corniglia from Stefania Basso and stayed for a wonderful 8 days. The hourly bells of the church, the chatter of the residents from below, the view of the mountains...all made this apartment something to remember. It was clean, reasonably priced and had a great terrace where we loved to have breakfast each morning. The weather was perfect, the people charming and the hiking intense. This is NOT a place for fancy footwear. Sneakers or hiking books are a must. You must try the Acciuge con Limone while in the Cinque Terre. You'll be surprised. My wife hates "american" anchovies, but these were heaven. Access to the town is best by train. If you have luggage, take the park bus from the train station into town (5 minutes or less). With no luggage, it's a lot of fun to do the steps. The views alone are your reward. The exercise is just a bonus.
There were enough restaurants to try a different one every night of our stay. Lunches were in the other towns (Vernazza, Manarola, etc.). Never a disappointing meal.
The apartment was in a fabulous stone building that never failed to catch the eye of passers-by. It must be in every tourist's photo album.
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- Basso Stefania Apartments Corniglia, Italy - Cinque Terre