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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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  • Cadè Ventu

    loc. Cade', Vernazza

    Score from 80 reviews   9.3/10 9.3

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  • Appartamento Carattino

    Via M. Carattino 11, Vernazza

    Situated in Vernazza, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi and a terrace. Th...Book now»

  • Appartamento Visconti

    Via Visconti 7, Vernazza

    Located 42 km from Portofino, Appartamento Visconti offers accommodation in Vernazza. The...Book now»

  • Michela Rooms Vernazza

    Via Carratino 18, Vernazza

    Score from 31 reviews   8.9/10 8.9

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

  • Casa Catò

    Via Carattino 49, Vernazza

    Score from 157 reviews   9.5/10 9.5

    Set inside Cinque Terre National Park, Casa Cato is located 100 metres from the sandy bea...Book now»

  • Camere Nicolina

    Via Ettore Vernazza 51, Vernazza

    Score from 174 reviews   8.5/10 8.5

    Set in the Cinque Terre National Park, Camere Nicolina is in the heart of Vernazza and 16...Book now»

  • Vernazza Vacation 2

    Via Roma 6, Vernazza

    Score from 16 reviews   9.4/10 9.4

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

  • Vernazza Vacation

    Via Roma 6, Vernazza

    Score from 91 reviews   8.6/10 8.6

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

  • La Scala

    Via S.G. Battista 4, Vernazza


    Featuring free WiFi, La Scala offers pet-friendly accommodation in Vernazza. Portofino is...Book now»

  • Locanda Valeria

    Loc. Comeneco - Corniglia, Vernazza

    Score from 269 reviews   8.6/10 8.6

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

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