Tom is an award winning producer/director. He is a long distance cyclist and avid basketball and volleyball player. He blames his love of traveling on his parents.

 

About Tom Scheidel
Search by Tags

© 2023 by Going Places. Proudly created with Wix.com

Cinque Terre - Part 3 - Corniglia to Manarola

June 16, 2017

Corniglia is unique among the villages of the Cinque Terre as it is the only one that is not at the base of the cliffs. Corniglia sits high on an outcropping of rock, its sides flanked with terraced vineyards, its base lapped by the waves of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

The hiking trail into town is delineated by ancient stone walls. The walls hold back the terraced gardens that would otherwise tumble into the sea. Olive groves and lemon trees line the way into the village. This part of the hike is slightly easier than the section between Monterosso Al Mare and Vernazza. The trail is near the top of the cliffs and so is the village of Corniglia, so it is not necessary to descend all the way to sea level.

 

The village of Corniglia feels ancient. The streets are incredibly narrow and the buildings are several centuries old. One church is almost 1000 years old. Like all the villages of the Cinque Terre the buildings are brightly painted. This is a working fishing village so it is common to see residents going about their business, including hanging their laundry to dry from second floor windows.

 

Leaving the smallest of the five villages a hiker takes the trail once again down to the sea. But instead of a steep mountain path there are a set of switchback stairways that start the journey to Manarola.

 

While each story in this series can be read individually, the reader will gain more enjoyment and knowledge of the area if the series is read in order.

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Local Flavor - Mitten Brewing Company

February 19, 2020

The Path Less Chosen 2019 Favorites List

December 30, 2019

1/15
Please reload

You Might Also Like: