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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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  • MaDa Charm Apartment

    via San Giovanni Battista 34, Vernazza

    Score from 16 reviews   9.3/10 9.3

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

  • Cadè Ventu

    loc. Cade', Vernazza

    Score from 261 reviews   9.3/10 9.3

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

  • Marina di Corniglia

    Via alla Marina 37 Corniglia 5 Terre, Vernazza

    Score from 17 reviews   9.3/10 9.3

    Located in Vernazza, Marina di Corniglia provides air-conditioned accommodation with a te...Book now»

  • Appartamento Margherita

    P.zza Marconi, 15, Vernazza

    Score from 24 reviews   9.4/10 9.4

    Appartamento Margherita is set in Vernazza. This apartment offers accommodation with a te...Book now»

  • Casa Vacanze Zia Maria

    Via Roma 78, Vernazza

    Score from 93 reviews   8.9/10 8.9

    Just 100 metres from the Ligurian Sea and 50 metres from Vernazza Train Station, Casa Vac...Book now»

  • Casa Catò

    Via Carattino 49, Vernazza

    Score from 158 reviews   9.5/10 9.5

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

  • Vernazza Vacation

    Via Roma 6, Vernazza

    Score from 120 reviews   8.7/10 8.7

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

  • La Polena - Affittacamere

    Via M. Carattino 20, Vernazza

    Score from 106 reviews   9.4/10 9.4

    La Polena - Affittacamere is set in Vernazza, 43 km from Portofino. Featuring free WiFi, ...Book now»

  • Vernazza Vacation 2

    Via Roma 6, Vernazza

    Score from 35 reviews   9.1/10 9.1

    Offering free WiFi and sea views, Vernazza Vacation 2 is an accommodation situated in Ver...Book now»

  • Appartamento Chiara

    Via San Giovanni Battista 2, Vernazza

    Score from 83 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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