Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Monterosso al Mare + Corniglia

Monterosso al Mare

This town has the population of 1563 residents. The landscape differs from the other 3 villages
(Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza) it isn’t as vertical and doesn't have as many stairs and hills as others instead it has a sandy beach which is the largest on the coast of the Cinque Terre and that along with the urban development of the new district attracts a lot of tourists. Monterosso has in fact most hotel accommodation of the Cinque Terre and the East coast of La Spezia.
Here's a lame photo I was able to take from the ferry.
Corniglia is the smallest of the five villages, surrounded by vineyards and the one which has no access to the sea as it is situated on a 100m-high hill (steep steps lead down to a rocky cove)
To reach the center of the village from the railway station you must first tackle the Lardarina, a 370-step brick stairway.
Unfortunately I didn't get to see Corniglia this time because I took the ferry boat and as I said before Corniglia have no access to the sea. So this is the only photo I took far away from the boat.

1 comment:

  1. I love this place! Beautiful photos! Takes me back to the time I visited :)