From our patio (Posu 1 and 2), adjacent to the main square, we really got a sense of what it's like to live in CT, watching the town come to life each morning; church bells, vendors driving up in their trucks with various foods and staples for the locals; and then the little bus, on the half hour, shuttling tourists (and locals) from the train station. (the option is walking 365 steps up/down the mountain, but you should do that at least once). i heard one guide tell her group, upon arrival in Corniglia, "okay, folks, 20 minutes here!" and i bristled -- i could stay a lifetime. We stayed for five nights, explored the much busier CT towns and happily retreated to the serenity and realness that is Corniglia. Smallest and highest of the CT towns, Corniglia is a gem of a discovery. We dubbed Lidia, the owner of the apartments, ex-officio mayor of the town. She knows everyone and everything! Extremely helpful and thoughtful. Consider a hike or drive to San Bernandino before you leave; perched even higher in the mountains, it is even quieter and offers great views of Corniglia!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carugio is a three-floor condominium with a panoramic terrace, equipped with tables, wooden chairs and marble sink, where you can enjoy a splendid sea views over the village, the vineyards and the Sanctuary of San Bernardino. The Carugio consists of: Camera 1, Bilo 2, Bilo 3, Mono 4, Mono 5, and Monolocale Tavernetta. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Il Carugio Di Corniglia Italy - Cinque Terre