Top things to do

Top Choice Bar in Corniglia

La Scuna

Vinyl, beer and a panoramic terrace? This bastion of hipsterdom comes as a surprise in this most traditional of regions but the welcome is warm and the beers on tap are both cold and a cut way above bottled Peroni.
Viewpoint in Corniglia

Belvedere di Santa Maria

Enjoy dazzling 180-degree sea views at this heart-stopping lookout in hilltop Corniglia. To find it, follow Via Fieschi through the village until you eventually reach the clifftop balcony.
Beach in Corniglia

Guvano Beach

This hard-to-find, clothing-optional beach is situated between Cornigla and Vernazza. Getting there involves walking through an abandoned railway tunnel; best ask a local for directions.
Viewpoint in Corniglia

La Torre

This atmospheric medieval lookout is reached by a stairway that leads up from the diminutive main square, Piazza Taragio.