Corniglia, the middle village of the Cinque Terre in Italy, is the most remote and the smallest village for destination weddings in the Cinque Terre in Italy. With just 250 residents, it is characterised by narrow roads and a terrace built into the cliff face from which all other four Cinque Terre’s villages, two on one side and two on the other, can be seen. The village’s planning structure presents original characteristics compared to those of the other villages.
The origin of Corniglia dates back to Roman times with its name deriving from “Gens Cornelia”, the Roman family who once owned the village. Documents dating from 1276-77 mention the existence of a castle. However, remains of the castle have yet to be discovered and the location of the castle grounds is unknown. The only ruins in Corniglia belong to Genoese fortifications, a stronghold on a cliff plunging into the sea, which dates back to approximately 1556.
Corniglia is the only town not immediately on the water. Instead it is located on a steep promontory 100 meters high, where it is possible to celebrate destination weddings while admiring the spectacular views of the rest of the Cinque Terre.
The sleepy charm of Corniglia offers many picturesque settings for your authentic italian destination wedding ceremony or reception including gothic-ligurian churches, a terrace and restaurant gardens overlooking Italy’s Mediterranean Sea.