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.