September 2018 – Corniglia was the next Cinque Terre village that we passed on the little cruise boat, and now, the houses look they are about to tumble into the sea. The smallest and quietest of the Cinque Terre villages, it is located 100 meters above sea level, on top of a small promontory. Houses are a bit different here, smaller and wider, similar to the houses of the villages inland. The boat did’nt stop, as there is no harbour, although there are three beaches if you wish to climb 382 steps down and then back up to the village. You can reach the village by train, foot and car, unfortunately we ran out of time to visit, I am guessing it would have been the quietest.
The history of the village goes back to Roman times. According to the legend, Corniglia was founded by a wine producer, who named the village after his mother, Cornelia.