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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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  • Sti Scainetti

    Via Roma, 6, Vernazza


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  • La Polena - Affittacamere

    Via M. Carattino 20, Vernazza

    Score from 93 reviews   9.3/10 9.3

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  • Lassu Apartment with View

    Via Guidoni 10, Vernazza

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  • Vernazza Vacation

    Via Roma 6, Vernazza

    Score from 120 reviews   8.7/10 8.7

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  • Vernazza Vacation 2

    Via Roma 6, Vernazza

    Score from 35 reviews   9.1/10 9.1

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  • Michela Rooms Vernazza

    Via Carratino 18, Vernazza

    Score from 54 reviews   9.0/10 9.0

    Michela Rooms Vernazza is located in Vernazza and features a terrace. The bed and breakfa...Book now»

  • MaDa Charm Apartment

    via San Giovanni Battista 34, Vernazza

    Score from 12 reviews   9.6/10 9.6

    Located in Vernazza, 42 km from Portofino, MaDa Charm Apartment features a sun terrace an...Book now»

  • Cinque Terre Sea View

    Via San Bernardino 1 Località San Bernardino, Vernazza, Vernazza


    Located in San Bernardino, 4.5 km from Vernazza, Cinque Terre Sea View is an apartment fe...Book now»

  • Affittacamere Elisabetta

    Via Carratino 62, Vernazza

    Score from 391 reviews   8.7/10 8.7

    Affittacamere Elisabetta is located in the heart of Vernazza, characteristic hamlet in th...Book now»

  • Camere Fontanavecchia

    Via Gavino 15, Vernazza

    Score from 138 reviews   9.1/10 9.1

    Offering spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi, Camere Fontanavecchia is close to Vernazza Stati...Book now»

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