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“My favorite place in The Cinque terre,Italy.”
Review of Corniglia

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Haifa, Israel
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60 reviews
20 helpful votes
“My favorite place in The Cinque terre,Italy.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2008

Me and my boyfriend arrived in Corniglia, without a place to stay,it did not last to long, after 1 hour or so we where in a very nice location in Corniglia,attended by the very friendly and helpfull young woman,Cristina Ricci,on via Fieschi 49.
Corniglia was a realy wonderfull and and extremely lovely experience.The village is just amazing!!!
We did walk from Monterosso to Corniglia and from Corniglia we tok the path in the national Park to Vernazza (about 3 hours more or less easy walk),not recomended for childrens,or people with ceartain kind of fysical inpediments.Then we walked form Vernazza to Corniglia thru the path by the sea.
Beautifull every singel moment of the trip to Cinque Terre!!!!
Every singel village of the Cinque terre are very diffrent from eachother...you`ll see...
God Luck.
Shai.

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5 Thank shainaftali
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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
34 helpful votes
“The worst of the lot”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2007

We loved our stay in Italy and in particular the Cinque Terre area - but feel obliged to warn all about Corniglia which was the rotten tomato for probably the entire country.

We found the locals to be extremely rude - at first we were a bit shocked due to the pleasant treatment we had in Vernazza and the other towns - but it was obvious that the Corniglians were not at all gracious about the high esteem held about the region and was keen on exploiting any passing tourist for every euro they could get whilst abusing them for the 'privilege'. The tourists are
a captive group and the locals well know it. I have been to other world famous tourist traps but have never felt this abused before.

To label the local kids as juvenile delinquents would be an understatement and we were wondering if there was a local jail that let them out around lunch time to roam and harangue tourists. There is a statue of a small boy in the town and we have nicknamed it 'The Brat of Corniglia' in honour of two particular nasty individuals.

My tip is to avoid this town and head off to ANY of the other towns along Cinque Terre - you would not miss out on any 'quaint' buildings or wonderous vistas (as these are aplenty in the other towns and better) but you will miss out on the risk of spoiling your entire holiday in Italy!!

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Munich, Germany
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237 reviews
219 helpful votes
“Trapped in the village”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2006

I'd just like to give some advice to travellers who are thinking of staying overnight in Corniglia in Cinque Terra.

If you intend to stay more than 1-2 days and are not thinking of getting an apartment, then stay away from Corniglia. The village is located on a hilltop and the road to get to it is long and curvy. When you get there, if you are lucky, your accommodation will provide you with free parking, otherwise you will have to pay at the public parking lot.

If you are not doing your own cooking, you will have to go out each day and being a small village, the choices are limited. The restaurant owners know that they have a captive clientele so they are arrogant and charge you the sky. If you are cooking on your own, expect to pay a premium for your groceries at the grocery stores in the village.

What about going to another village? Well, it will be a drive on narrow roads with lots of serpentine curves and altho you can see the next village not so far away, it still takes time to get there. At the peak season, there are more cars and this will slow you down considerably.

Or you may say 'take the train' - the village is on top of the cliff, the station is below. In between are over 370 steps which you will have to climb up again when you get back! If you are fit, that's ok. We saw many people 'suffering' and in the hot sun ... you can imagine!

There are no beaches - so again, you will have to take the train. There is a small rocky cove and people do swim there and sun on the rocks. I decided it was too dangerous for my daughter.

You would be better off staying at Riomaggiore or Manarola and visiting Corniglia on a day trip. Half a day is enough time to visit.

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