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vernazza_1The only natural port of the Cinque Terre, the village of Vernazza develops along the Vernazzola stream (now covered) climbing up the rocky face of a cliff, which hides the view of houses to those who come at it from the sea. Very narrow, steep paths descend towards the main road which leads onto a small square located facing the small port. Along with the typical tower-shaped houses, which are also present in Riomaggiore, Manarola and Monterosso, there are more architecturally elaborate buildings decorated by portals and porticos, as a reminder of the prosperity the village once enjoyed under Genoese domination.


Very well maintained are the ancient castles, characteristic of Cinque Terre and of Vernazza particularly.

The small harbour can host small/mid size boats and provides sufficient shelter for mid-sized waves, but it’s not enough for the great winter sea storms.

A tourist’s perspective:
Vernazza has been for several years the main point of attraction of Cinque Terre, together with Monterosso. The views are spectcular, from the sea as well as from the paths. The vital center of Vernazza is located in the square abutting the harbour and everything is very concentrated. Thus, the over-crowding may prove excessive for the fastidious, especially those who choose to stay the night.

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  • Ca Du Grifun

    Via Ettore Vernazza 22, Vernazza

    Score from 74 reviews   7.7/10 7.7

    Set in the Cinque Terre National Park, Ca Du Grifun offers rooms with classic décor. It ...Book now»

  • Cadè Ventu

    loc. Cade', Vernazza

    Score from 166 reviews   9.4/10 9.4

    Cadè Ventu offers pet-friendly accommodation 4 km from Vernazza town centre, on the hill...Book now»

  • Appartamento a Vernazza

    Via Gavino 34, Vernazza

    Score from 54 reviews   8.6/10 8.6

    Just 350 metres from the beach and a 2-minute walk from Vernazza Train Station, Appartame...Book now»

  • Villa Le Caprette

    31 Via Roma, Vernazza


    Located 43 km from Portofino, Villa Le Caprette offers pet-friendly accommodation in Vern...Book now»

  • Vernazza Vacation 2

    Via Roma 6, Vernazza

    Score from 24 reviews   9.2/10 9.2

    Vernazza Vacation 2 offers accommodation in Vernazza, 43 km from Portofino and 11 km from...Book now»

  • A Cà Da Nonna Di Callo Luca

    Via San Francesco 4, Vernazza

    Score from 289 reviews   8.5/10 8.5

    Located in Vernazza, A Cà Da Nonna Di Callo Luca is 200 metres from the sea. It offers c...Book now»

  • Michela Rooms Vernazza

    Via Carratino 18, Vernazza

    Score from 45 reviews   9.0/10 9.0

    Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Michela Rooms Vernazza offers accommodation ...Book now»

  • Locanda Valeria

    Loc. Comeneco - Corniglia, Vernazza

    Score from 273 reviews   8.5/10 8.5

    You will find Locanda Valeria high on the hills of the Cinque Terre coast in Corniglia di...Book now»

  • Vernazza Vacation

    Via Roma 6, Vernazza

    Score from 105 reviews   8.7/10 8.7

    Surrounded by the Cinque Terre National Park, Vernazza Vacation is located in the centre ...Book now»

  • Appartamento Chiara

    Via San Giovanni Battista 2, Vernazza

    Score from 74 reviews   7.9/10 7.9

    Appartamento Chiara is a self-catering apartment in the centre of Vernazza, a 5-minute wa...Book now»

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