The Cinque Terre hiking trail goes right through Corniglia, just past the Church of San Pietro from 1334.
The church of San Pietro was built on the remains of a chapel from the 11th century and shines with a facade of white and pink Carrara marble. The original structure with the three marble figures by the Master Campionesi is still completely intact. The church consists of three naves and has a Baroque style on the inside and Gothic style features on the outside.
Every year on June 29, the patron saint of San Pietro in Corniglia takes place. The procession winds its way from the church of San Pietro through the streets of the village to the Santa Maria terrace. On the occasion of this festival there is a specialty rice cake, baked from rice, cheese and eggs.