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Best things to do in Vernazza

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Real Estate Agency
“Le Cinque Terre sono la parte naturale più' incontaminata e affascinante della Liguria, meta famosa a livello mondiale e unica nel suo genere. Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Monterosso e Vernazza sono sospesi tra mare con panorami e scorci indimenticabili. Il sito ufficiale con tutte le informazioni www.cinqueterre.it”
3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Utterly fabulous restaurant! The view here alone is worth the trek up the stairs, the staff and food make it even better! Reservations are a must, especially if you want to watch the sunset from your table! Great view of the church and the ocean.”
6 locals recommend
Train Station
“Vernazza, considered by many to be the most charming of the Cinque Terre was documented for the first time in 1080. The remarkable economic and social level reached by the village in Medieval times and still today testified by the town planning conformation and by the presence of architectural elements of great importance, like lodges, churches, casetorri and arcades. The village is dominated by the remains of the “castrum” a series of Medieval forts dating back to the XI century, with a cylindrical castle and tower. The built up area comprises separate houses in a single central street and perpendicularly steep flights of steps called “arpaie”. The most important historical moment is Santa Margherita di Antiochia (St. Margaret of Antioch), a Roman-Genovese style church, whose construction dates back to the XIII century in which are recognised a Medieval body and a Renaissance one. ”
54 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gianni Franzi is the best restaurant in Vernazza, it's located in the main square and has delicious and fresh seafood. Highly recommended.”
7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“If you feel like something stronger, try the Ananasso Bar down at the harbour, with his bright yellow umbrellas and chairs. Taste the Kaypiroska, a cool mix of vodka, fresh fruit (raspberry, strawberry, plums...) and cane sugar. Sciacchetrà is a local dessert wine made from dried out grapes (rasins). It can be found throughout the 5 Terre. There is also a very tasty grappa made from pomace left over from making the sciacchetrà.”
6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Doria castle stands on a rocky ridge, about seventy meters high, in the coastal area south of Vernazza, in the Cinque Terre. The Belforte cylindrical tower, which currently stands at the center of the esplanade, represents the oldest part of the fortification. During the Second World War the castle served as an anti-aircraft post for soldiers from Nazi Germany. Within its walls there was an ancient bronze cannon bearing the inscription "Comunitas Vernatieae", which was taken away by the British and is now visible at the British Museum in London. Currently the castle is not only open to visitors, but also a venue for exhibitions and exhibitions”
4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It has the best seaview of Vernazza from the terrace and local food. It's a restaurant-bar open with the kitchen all they long. It may be close because of rain. Has just seats outside on the terrace.”
2 locals recommend
Bar
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Buon ristorante arroccato sui resti del castello di Vernazza, a picco sul mare...appaga non solo il palato! A good restaurant on the remains of the castle of Vernazza, overlooking the sea...satisfies not only the taste!”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“un pò di Sicilia a Vernazza.. ottimo per le colazioni con tipici dolci Siciliani ma anche per il brunch!”
1 local recommends
Place of Worship
“The parish church of Santa Margherita d'Antiochia was built in 1318 in Gothic-Ligurian style by the Antelami Masters on an existing building, of which only the apse remains with decorations with hanging arches and pilasters. It stands on a rock overlooking the sea protected by a row of rocks, on the side of the inlet towards Monterosso. The 40-meter high octagonal tower is crowned with small arches and ends with an ogival-shaped dome. Between 1500 and 1600 it was enlarged, extending the hall by two bells per nave and destroying the original medieval façade. Inside it has a basilical plan with three naves. According to legend, in ancient times a wooden box containing the bones of a finger from Santa Margherita was found along the coast of the town. The population then decided to build a church in honor of the Saint where today there is a neighborhood called the islet. Due to a strong storm, the relic disappeared and appeared some time later in the same spot where it was first found. The people then decided to build the church overlooking the sea where it is today.”
2 locals recommend
Establishment
1 local recommends
Bar
“qui potrete gustare molte birre artigianali della Liguria seduti comodamente nella bellissima piazza di Vernazza con vista mare..”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Vernazza Winexperience (Vernazza): panoramic wine bar with wine tasting menus and knowledgeable sommelier (don’t hesitate to ask him questions, he loves to talk wine).”
3 locals recommend