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(Cinque Terre)



Vernazza is so tiny and small, but very picturesque and cute, it seems like a fairy tale village, at the banks of the sea on the rocks, where the waves are dashing...
It is the most popular among the Cinque terre villages, and the most gracious one.
Its name comes from "Gens Vulnetia", an ancient Roman family to which the slaves belonged and that once freed, founded the village.
The houses of Vernazza, of the same type as the house-towers of Riomaggiore, Manarola and Monterosso, covered by a dense system of narrow alleys called "carruggi" and located on various levels, offer always new corners and views.
Other architectural elements that characterise the village include the complex defence system that the Genoese organised to protect Vernazza from the Saracens, from the barbaric invasions, from all their enemies.
The port was the only one in the Cinque Terre to be useful in the battle against the people of Pisa, and the fortification above it, the castle was used as an observation point, and a place to shoot from, as the area is not easily accessible, except from the sea.
Vernazza is full of tourists, especially Americans, so you can expect things to be pricy pricy!
It is a very lovely and exciting place, and a definite must see, the pearl of Liguria!

  • Last visit to Vernazza: May 2003
  • Intro Updated Dec 25, 2004
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  • tpal's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Hello old friend...sorry I've so absent lately but some times priorities change. Carol and I will visit Cinque Terra this fall. When I saw you had a page I knew it would be good and, of course, I was not disappointed. Thanks...Tom

  • Jul 30, 2006 at 11:42 AM

    Photos brought back fond memories! Return this October to see many changes over ten years. Travelled only by train - missed the over view shots that you posted. We also missed the grotto. Stay this time in Vernazza will search for the grotto!

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2006 at 11:23 AM

    Always a pleasure for me to come upon one of your pretty pages with super photos. Night shot of Vernazza is really good. N>

  • EllenH's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2005 at 12:05 PM

    Your pictures are beautiful, but then again it is hard to go wrong in the cinque terre!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2005 at 9:33 PM

    The only thing I knew was the name of Vernazza but not how it looked like. It is great ! You have breathtaking views. An excellent page and you have found your tower ;-)

  • croisbeauty's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2005 at 3:55 AM

    Cinque Terre su definitivno najpitoreskniji predjel na "cizmi", vrlo lijepa je i obližnja La Spezia

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2005 at 7:04 AM

    Bravo Jelenushka ;-D

  • anna-m's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2004 at 9:46 AM

    JAOOOO sto su ti lepe sikeeeeeeeee... Alal vera!!

  • enroute's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2004 at 5:08 AM

    Ovo je vrlo zanimljivo!

  • quartinb's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2004 at 2:47 AM

    bonita parte de italia que um dia visitarei...poucas fotografias mas muito bonitas, yelena!

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