Vernazza, Cinque Terre
A Glimpse of Vernazza, one of the 5 centuries old villages of the Cinque Terre
Vernazza is a northwest Italian community with 950 inhabitants in the province of La Spezia in the Ligurian coast of Italy. The municipality is the second northernmost of the five villages of the Cinque Terre.
Vernazza is one of the most preserved fishing village on the Italian Riviera. The village was founded around the year 1000.
Vernazza was hit by heavy rains and flooding on October 25, 2011, which caused significant damage to the facades and buildings.
The nearby village on the further south is Corniglia, also one of the Cinque Terre, forms politically a fraction of Vernazza.
Cinque Terre Map
Cinque Terre can be visited in a day with 3 options: Train, Bus, Boat The hiking trail takes for hours and can be done in few days.
Boat ride to Vernazza with Consorzio Marittimo Turistico 5 Terre Golfo dei Poeti
The boat ride takes 1 hour and 50 minutes from La Spezia to Vernazza. In our option, we started our whole day boat tour from Levanto which is 40 minutes to Vernazza.
Vernazza has a railway station on the railway line Pisa-Genoa, which connects the place with the neighboring villages and with La Spezia and Sestri Levante.
Other means of visiting Vernazza is through the trail walk and by bus.
Boat tour to Vernazza
Vernazza Picture Gallery View from Boat and Harbor
Mosaic of Ligurian houses, fisher boats, sandy beach
The small piazza on the sea with typical Ligurian houses gives fascinating picturesque, the port of Vernazza, the small sandy beach for swimming, the cliff were restaurant and houses were built.
What to see in Vernazza
The main street and the little typical ligurian shops with native products and restaurants,
The narrow streets in between the ligurian houses.
The church of Santa Margherita d'Antiochia, dedicated to the patron saint of the parish was built in the first half of the 13th century.
The Doria Castle: dates from 11th century, an irregularly cylindrical tower rises in the middle of the quadrangular foundation. The castle is located on a rocky outcrop and from here you have a beautiful view of the village, the bay with the harbor and the open sea.
The Watchtower: at the beginning of the path to Corniglia there is a tower, probably from the same period as the castle.
Beautiful Mosaic and Picturesque of the colorful houses and fishing boats
Santa Margherita d´Antiochia Church in Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy
Walk Tour in Vernazza
The Piazza, Streets, Restaurants and Shops of Vernazza
Picture Gallery - View of Vernazza during boat departure
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