This is a coastal village of Cinque Terre with a historical town centre
Its picturesque house façades and the old fortress are worth visiting
Worth seeing is also the Doria fortress on the headland in the locality. The fortress was meant to protect the village against attacks. Likewise there is the Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.
The colourful house façade of the small fishing village nestles itself directly against the steep coast from the side of the port.
Whoever wants to keep himself busy, should try the many water sports in Cinque Terre. Walks and hiking excursions to the other villages of Cinque Terre are also worthwhile and offer a magnificent view of the coast and the other places.
Vernazza is one of the villages in Cinque Terre. It was founded already in early times and occupied by the Roman settlers. Because of its proximity to the coast, Vernazza often came under attack from the Saracens.
Vernazza got integrated into the Genoa province in the Middle Ages. Being important port towns, the villages of Cinque Terre took part in the sea battles of Genoa.
Vernazza belongs to the Cinque Terre municipality and is a locality of La Spezia province which lies in the Liguria region. In the vicinity of Vernazza are several other villages like: San Bernardino (3 km), Drignana (4.2 km) and Muro Inferiore (2.9 km). From Genoa take the A12/E80 in the direction of Strada Statale 566/SS566 near Brugnato. Take the exit Brugnato-Borghetto V. da A12/E80.Follow the Strada Statale 1 Variante Aurelia di La Spezia, Via S. Antonio, Strada Provinciale 38/SP38 and SP51 towards Piazzetta dei Caduti a Vernazza.
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