Vernazza, Liguria, Italy. A strikingly picturesque it is one of the iconic Cinque Terre towns, that also include Manarola and Riomaggiore. Situated on the Italian Riviera, the town features zero traffic and is an authentic Italian village – after all it was established 1000 A.D. In 1500’s the village was a pirates’ target, therefore Medieval castle Belforte and a whole system of fortification were built.
Today the Tower of the Doria Castle is one of the architectural attractions here. Since it is erected on a steep peak, great panoramic views to the Mediterranean Sea and the city open. Another famous attraction is a Gothic church of Santa Margherita di Antiochia, built in the 14th century. Tourists love to hike a trail, which connects all five villages and provides a romantic walk.
Why to go there?
Visit a village considered to be one of the most beautiful in Italy. The whole Cinque Terre is definitely worth vising once in a lifetime.
When to go there?
All year round: summers get pretty hot, while winters are mild. Spring and autumn can be slightly rainy, but nevertheless charming.
How to get there?
By a milk train from Genova or La Spezia: these used to deliver mail and milk, but now are used for the touristic purposes and are really fun. It also provides a very scenic ride passing cliffs, tunnels and olive trees.
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