Our b&b is situated in the most quiet part of the village of Corniglia (5 Lands - 5 Terre)
Our hosts have the possibility to take breakfast in the kitchen of our home, in a friendly and informal context.
Our house is very closed to the 13th century Church of St. Peter and the windows overlook on a beautiful and little medieval square.
From our house is very simple to join the path which connects all the Cinque Terre.
You can swim in a sea of sapphire and emerald, joining the Marina of Corniglia, a rocky harbour where ferries can't dock.
The "National Park of Cinque Terre" offers the possibility to buy a daily or weekly card which permits the transit all over the paths and the use of the green buses of the National Park organization.
From the city of La Spezia is very simple to join the Cinque Terre by train.
A National Park bus connects the train station of Corniglia with the village.
Didn't really speak much with Francesca other than at check in (we just didn't encounter her after that), but Beppe and his wife were amazing hosts! They didn't really speak any english, as other reviewers have said, but they are super patient about trying to communicate. I know a little Italian, and that certainly helped, but I think he could manage to get anything across even if you didn't! However much coffee you think you could drink in the morning, he will feed you double that ;).Breakfast is pretty standard-i.e croissants, bread, jam (delicious jam), etc...The room was just as described, although unfortunately there was an issue with the internet. One night, there was an uncharacteristic thunderstorm and our room actually flooded a bit (we were just on a slight incline) but as soon as Beppe realized, he was right on top of it, and was so surprised because it was the first time that has ever happened. Overall, a great stay with great hosts. I would bring earplugs though, as the church bells next door can get a bit loud! Definitely visit the church, though- it was GORGEOUS! After visiting Vernazza and Monterosso, i'm really glad we stayed in Corniglia...definitely the least touristy!
Beppe is a charming host. It was easy to find the place and he was eager to help us with hiking and trasit information - knowing just a bit of Italian definitely helped since he does not speak much English. The room was comfortable and cozy with hot tea provided. We liked staying in Corneglia.
Ottima sistemazione consigliato. Beppe e Ines sono una coppia adorabile, cordiali, disponibili e molto (website hidden) si sente proprio a casa propria.
La finestra della camera affaccia proprio sul cortile antistante la chiesa, la stanza è attrezzata in modo semplice ma funzionale, è molto pulita. Per chi è in auto, un breve sentiero pedonale collega la casa al parcheggio più vicino.
Per arrivare a Corniglia vi consiglio di seguire alla lettera le indicazioni di Francesca che è stata precisa, puntigliosa e veloce e non seguire il navigatore che segnala strade non più percorribili causa frane e allagamenti.
La posizione di Corniglia è strategica per visitare le cinque terre e per fare i sentieri, tra l'altro secondo me è il borgo più autentico forse perché non è proprio sul mare ed è meno battuto dai visitatori. Il mare comunque è raggiungibile da una scalinata.
Spero di tornare con più calma in queste zone e di sicuro confermerò il B&b.
Had a lovely stay with Beppe in Corniglia! The room is very comfortable with a good little private bathroom. Beppe is incredibly lovely and made sure we had everything we needed. Despite our protestations, he insisted on carrying our heavy suitcases up and down the precarious stairs, and he was very attentive at breakfast, teaching us words in Italian and topping up our coffees. And his homemade prune jam was delicious! His daughter, Francesca who manages the bookings, was so helpful and friendly. She gave us good directions to the house and lots of excellent suggestions for places to eat in the village.
Corniglia is one of the smallest (if not the smallest) village in the Cinque Terre and is very quiet and serene, with only a handful of restaurants and small shops amongst the houses. It's the only village without direct access to the water but has beautiful views. Corniglia is easy to reach by train from La Spezia (although don't expect the trains to run on time) and well connected by train to the other villages. There is also a bus that runs from the train station up to the village, so you don't have to haul your luggage up the 200-odd stairs. The bus runs from approximately 7.00am - 8.00pm.
I would definitely recommend staying here.
Staying with Bepe and his charming wife was a real delight. The room was clean and fresh... easy and a great place to recover from our delightful walks along the coast. The spectacular views were well worth the time spent in Cinque Terre. I was thankful that we ended up staying in Corniglia instead of Vernazza as it was so much quieter, quite idyllic and I would not have changed to Vernazza with the crowds of tourists for anything.
Thank you Francesca for your kind advice and welcome and to Bépé and his wife for being so hospitable!
All the reviews below capture our experience exactly - great stay with Beppe, great coffee, least touristy feeling town in 5-terre (in a good way), bring earplugs bc the church bells can get loud...Francesca recommended some great places to eat (terrarosso apertivo is a good value to sit and watch the sun set)
We loved our stay here!!!! Beppe our host was so kind and fun an great! He doesn't speak much English but is eager to communicate and is very kind and gracious! He makes amazing coffee and home made apricot jam that is delicious! Place was very clean and cute!... Bed very comfortable... Location amazing... And Corgnila is the least touristy town out of the 5 which is nice as there are tons of tourists everywhere! It is right by a church that has bells go off marking the town which is cool and people walk by down below the apt often. It can be a little noisy so bring earplugs but it is sort of comforting to hear all the sounds of the town in the morning! Overall it was a very amazing and comfortable experience staying here!! Thanks Franchesca and Beppe!
Loved Beppe and Ines! They don't speak English but with their translation book and sign language we got along just fine. The room was very clean and comfortable. Everything you can need in a small room. Location is quite cute!
A very nice and cozy room situated conveniently in the heart of the most peaceful village of the Cinque Terre. The B&B is run by Francesca's father and mother who were very warm and welcoming despite our poor Italian skills and us having to leave a little late due to a missed train from one of the other towns on the morning of our departure.
The room was absolutely spotless and all the linens smelled fresh and sunny. Beppe makes delicious bottomless pots of coffee and homemade jam.
And Francesca was very helpful with advice on things to see and do and nice places to eat in the town and surrounding.
The only thing that was slightly tricky was the very tiny shower, but my husband and I are both 6' tall+, so most showers in Europe are small for us anyway.
Thanks to the family for a lovely stay!
We had a fantastic time in Corniglia with Beppe. Important things to know about visiting Cinque Terre:
1) Corniglia is easily the most charming and lovely of the 5 towns, and it is the least crowded (or at least it was when we visited in August)
2) Basil gelato is amazing!!
3) Beppe was a considerate and charming host. Our Italian was very bad but he didn't make us feel bad about it. He was very sweet and a joy to talk to at breakfast.
Mille grazie, Beppe!