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Vernazza is one of the five towns in Italy's picturesque Cinque Terre region, located in the La Spezia province in the northwest of the country. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1728, 1329 KB) Summary The Cinque Terre village of Vernazza. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1728, 1329 KB) Summary The Cinque Terre village of Vernazza. ... Monterosso Vernazza Corniglia Manarola Riomaggiore The Cinque Terre are five coastal villages in the province of La Spezia in Italy. ... Map of Italy showing La Spezia in the northwest La Spezia is a city in the Liguria region of northern Italy, at the head of La Spezia Gulf. ...

Vernazza is the fourth town heading north into La Cinque Terre. Vernazza has no car traffic and remains one of the truest "fishing villages" on the Italian Riviera. The high tourist season is June-September, and most tourists rent rooms in the locals' homes for accommodation.

From Vernazza, you can walk to any of the other four towns in the Cinque Terre. The walk to Corniglia (to the south) is the hardest and longest of the walks, taking roughly 1.5 hours. Corniglia differs from the other villages of the Cinque Terre as it does not directly look upon the sea but raises on the top of a promontory about 100 meters high, surrounded on three sides by vineyards and terraces and the fourth side descends steeply on the sea. ...

The weather in summer is warm and somewhat humid

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Vernazza travel guide - Wikitravel (1123 words)
Vernazza [1] is the next to northernmost town and perhaps most picturesque of the five towns of Cinque Terre in Italy.
Vernazza's medieval castle, Belforte, was built in the mid-1500's, primarily to protect the village from pirates.
Vernazza's historic wealth is evidenced by the elegant style of its houses and streets, which are decorated with tower forms, open galleries, refined arcades and elaborate doorways.
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