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Guide to Vernazza Italy

Vernazza Italy is a beautiful village in the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera.

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Italy and, specifically, the Cinque Terre is a fantastic choice.
Vernazza Cinque Terre Italy

The two best villages to stay in on a Cinque Terre Vacation are Vernazza and Riomaggiore.

This village centers around the charming harbor square with outdoor restaurants, protected beach, ruined castle and Gothic stone church dating from 1318. Vineyards on the hills surround the town.

Main street, Via Roma, winding up to the train station, is lined with shops and cafes . There are interesting "alleys" to explore along the way.

World Wars Monument (those from village that died in both World Wars) is near the path which leads to Corniglia.
Vernazza Cinque Terre Italy

The beach is fairly small, but you can also deepwater swim on the other side of the breakwater where there is a ladder.

Kayaks can be rented at the harbor.

There is a boat that operates from Easter to October that connects all of the five villages.

Hiking Cinque Terre - The path that connects the five Cinque Terre villages is more difficult in both directions from Vernazza. For the easiest stretch, try Southernmost Riomaggiore to Manarola....continuing North it gets more difficult. Just hop the train when you get tired.

Cheap Cinque Terre Books
Check out these inexpensive travel books about the Cinque Terre to help you plan your trip.

Vernazza Vacation Rentals

Check out the holiday rental below and other Cinque Terre and nearby vacation rentals.

Vernazza Vacation Rentals
Princess of Vernaza

This is an enchanting typical tower house on top of Vernazza. It can be reached going up a lot of steps but the effort to reach it is well rewarded by the place. You will have breakfast included in rental rate and special rates if you choose to have lunch or dinner at the restaurant.

The property has 2 double rooms and 1 single room on upper floor bearing nice evoking names: Bright Star (double with balcony), Sunshine (double with window) and Moonlight (single) - the 2 double rooms have a wonderful sea-view and are overlooking the center of the village. One floor below, there's another double room, Red Sunset, with private bathroom, TV set and with window opening on the characteristic crooked path of Cinque Terre.

Vernazza Cinque Terre Italy Hotel and Rooms

There are a few hotels and many private rooms available for rent. Here are a few favorites to check out....

  • Albergo Barbara - Ph. 0187-812-398, on Harbor Square, small hotel with 9 simple rooms, up flights of stairs (no lift), some rooms with views, less expensive
  • Memo Rooms - Tel. 0187-812-360, 3 clean rooms overlooking main street.
  • Camere Giuliano - 4 rooms, situated above town, beautiful view from terrace, reasonable prices.
  • Martina's Rooms - Ph. 0187-812-365, 4 simple rooms, overlooking the Harbor Square, some with views.

Budget hotels and hostels

Check out this great selection of cheap lodging for your Cinque Terre vacation including hostels, dorm rooms, family rooms and double rooms with ensuite and shared bathrooms.

Vernazza Restaurants

Il Pirata delle Cinque Terre, specializing in Scililian food, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at the top of town by the post office. Ristorante Gianni Franzi has consistently good food for breakfast, lunch and dinner

For those on a romantic weekend break, check out Franco's Ristorante La Torre set on the trail to Corniglia. it has a great view.

A couple of good choices on the harbor square, with outdoor tables, are the Gambero Rosso....a bit more expensive and elegant or Pizzeria Vulnetia....try the antipasti or pizza.

End your meal with gelato from Gelateria Stalin in the middle of town.

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