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Cinque Terre
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Corniglia is the only village in the Cinque Terre that is not by the sea; rather, it is perched on a rocky promontory 90 meters up, and must be reached by climbing the 377 steps of the "Lardarina", a long brick stairway. Its origins date back to Roman times, and its name seems to derive from one of the settlers who divided up the territory after the Roman victory over Hannibal (77 BC).

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Things to see

• The Church of San Pietro, built in 1334, is one of the most intriguing monuments in the Cinque Terre, because it shows a very unusual juxtaposition of styles: simple Ligurian Gothic and ornate Baroque.

• The Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina, dating back to the 18th century, is a marvellous panoramic lookout point.