My wife and I stayed here for two weeks. The apartment is very cozy and just a walk away from the old town. Enjoyed waking up early to grab freshly made chocolate croissants from Wonderland Bakery with the warm chocolate melting in the mouth. The smells in the air is something I miss terribly. Couldn't get enough of the seafood past from Ristorante Da Ely and the best tasting pizza in Pizzaria la Smorfia. We splurged a bit and ate by the Mediterranean sea at L'Ancora della Tortuga. Sitting on the beach rocks (which is free to do) and taking in the view was like a dream. There was entertainment daily and a farmer's market every Thursday. The other villages are just a quick train ride away. We hiked from Corniglia to Vernazza and enjoyed the most breath taking views of the sea, olive groves and grape orchards. Pisa is only one hour away and the train ride is lovely. Rome is was too far as the train ride was about six hours. We didn't go to Rome this time as we didn't feel like sitting in a train all those hours but in no way did we feel deprived. Felt very safe here even walking through the alley ways at night and early in the morning. Took train to Portovenere and enjoyed a taste of a bigger Italian town. We preferred the charm and character of the small fishing villages. Our hosts Diego and his wife were wonderful. Lovely people.