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Vernazza Travel Tips

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Insider advice for your Vernazza vacation , Riviera


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Vernazza 4 stars
Vernazza is according to me the nicest of all 5 villages of Cinque Terre. It is picturesquelly situated on two hills above a small gulf. What I found especially interesting about Vernazza is that all the streets in the village except the main one up to the station are actually stairs! While there are really lots of stairs in the other villages too, the streets of this one consist entirely of steep stairs at most 1 meter wide and small houses gathered between them. Be careful when walking tthese stairs, you will never get lost in this small village, but reaching a dead end is pretty common. On the top of the hill towards the sea there is a small castle, which, unfortunately was not accessible for visits in November outside the weekends.

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Walking from Vernazza to Monterosso - Cinque Terre 4 stars
This walk is one of the sections of the popular hike between the 5 villages in Cinque Terra.

We found this 4km walk between Vernazza and Monterosso the most difficult. It had lots of ups and downs, winding trails and steep stairs. The scenery was not as varied as our previous walk between Corniglia and Vernazza, but we did get a good view of the local vineyards.

According to our guidebook this area of the coast was often attacked by Muslim pirates and Vikings. The Viking influence can still be seen in the occasional fair-skinned, red-headed children of the native villagers.
The ascensions are steep so wear supportive shoes. Take enough water and something to snack on.


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Vernazza , Italy´s real treat! 4 stars
When I decided to visit Italy I wanted to stay away from the more popular and overcrowded touristic destinations. A friend of mine suggested the Cinque Terre region. The coastline, the villages and the surrounding hillsides gathered in the Cinque Terre National Park really made my trip the "Italian Riviera" experience I was waiting for. Vernazza, one of the five towns, or "cinque terre", a magnificent fishing village with exquisite seafood and friendly locals was my choice. It was a real pleasure to walk in the narrow streets down to the harbor in the mornings. While staying in Vernazza I also visited the Monterosso beach. The Cinque Terre region is ideal for those who love awe-inspiring landscapes.
Vernazza was a real treat!


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Hiking in Vernazza, Cinque Terre 4 stars
Getting around in Cinque Terre can be difficult if you are unfit or have to drive everywhere. This is not to say that it cannot be done though as is every bit worth the effort. Walking is the best way to see cinque terre and you can walk between the 5 towns. Fit people can do it in 1 day and it would take about 7 hours although you wouldnt get a chance to stop in the towns and explore much. I like to do it over a couple of days. The easiest walk is from Riomaggiore back to Manorola and it only takes aprox. 20 mins, then there is a 40 min walk from Manorola to Corniglia. Getting from Corniglia to Vernazza or Vernazza to Monterosso is aprox 1.5 - 2hrs. The walks are breathtaking and you can always find somewhere to stop and admire the views on the way. It costs about 8 euro to do the walks. There is also a train that goes between the 5 towns and they are only a few euro each way. You cannot drive along the coast between the towns or drive in most towns. For those who love walking this is the ultimate trip.


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Gelati 4 stars
While in Italy, it is an absolute must to get Gelati wherever you go. In Vernazza there are many places but the best is a small shop on the right hand side as you are heading towards Piazza G. Marconi. It is run by a man called who’s son married an Australian girl Carly and they have set up a Gelati shop in Australia at “The Sands” Kingscliff Beach, Queensland. He has made Gelati all his life and has passed his knowledge onto his son, go in and have a chat to him he would love to hear from you. The ice cream or Gelati is nice and creamy and really good quality flavours.

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Francamaria Rooms 4 stars
While in Vernazza we stayed in “FrancaMaria Rooms”. Our apartment overlooked the main piazza and you could see the little marina and the church which was lovely. Our room had 2 double beds in it and a small kitchenette so you could cook if you wanted. No oven though and don’t expect an oven in most places in Italy. Franc and Maria (your hosts) are lovely and will try to do whatever they can to please. Don’t expect 4 star, Italy is old in history and so are the houses and that is its charm. It cost about 120 euro (AU$200) per night in the ocean view or aprox 90 euro (AU$150) for a non ocean view. Details are FrancaMaria Rooms Piazza G. Marconi, 30. 19018 Vernazza, Cinque Terre. Telephone: 0187812002


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Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy 5 stars
Cinque Terre which means 5 Towns in Italian is one of my favourite places in Italy. There are 5 towns or villages which cling to the walls of the rugid cliff faces of a magnificent coastline. My favourite of all the villages is Vernazza and Riomaggiore being my second best place to stay. They are small villages and they will give you an idea of how the Italians there must have lived as apart from tourism and more shops not much has changed. There are no big hotels or high rises here which is why it appeals to many. A great place to stay and chill out and explore as you can walk between all the villages. Oh and another plus – there are no cars allowed!


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