Dramatically picturesque and daringly set clinging upon a coastal cliff of the Italian riviera; Vernazza is often grouped into the 5 town region known as Cinque Terre (review to come).
With few to no cars and no traffic, boats become the more prevalent vehicle you will spot around resting in the waters tethered to buoys in the waters. The cliff stands tall facing the ocean leaving gaspingly stunning views, you'll want to keep your camera at easy access.
We wish we could tell you that Vernazza has stayed a secret but the truth is it has its regular influx of visitors. If you happen to stay there though you will find relief from this as the day trippers head off and leave you with the opportunity to stroll around and experience this place in a more natural state. What you can then discover is the town's underlying fishing village ways and something that is so quintessentially cliched Italian that you will think you are being taken for a ride - but alas it is the real deal and a very nice way to see this side of a more traditional Italy.
There was a landslide in late 2011 that made a fierce impact on this otherwise mild coastal town. Though one may detect a fading scar, it has since undergone major work and progressed far in it's restoration. [Review by nikodonnell]
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- Vernazza is a city in Italy's region of Cinque Terre. It has a population of 1,001, is situated at an altitude of 0ft and the best airport to fly into is GOA (Cristoforo Colombo, Genova)
- The main spoken language here is Italian, and the average English skill is intermediate
- The currency used in Italy is the Euro (EUR)
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