Corniglia is the only town of those five that does not have an easy access to the ocean. It sits pretty high on top of the hill. ~~~~~ There is a walk down to the ocean. Of course the view is magnificent. The towns of the Cinque Terre were fortress towns always on the lookout for invaders coming from the sea. Sitting this high up of course you can see ships coming. The region is famous for it's white wine and there are some lemon orchards as well. ~~~~~ All towns are surrounded by terraces that are still tended to by hand mostly. They are pretty steep. You can walk all towns of the Cinque Terre by trail that goes along the seaside up atop the hills from town to town. Takes about 4 to 5 hours. You can go by train too. ~~~~~ Many people stay in La Spezia and go by boat up the cost to visit the towns. All five towns are north of La Spezia.
October 23rd, 2016
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