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    Vernazza Beach - a little squeezy

    by sue_stone Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The beach at Vernazza is pretty small.....but at least it has sand!!

    When the sun comes out, I have seen the beach filled with sun bathers and children competing for the limited space.

    Later in the day there is often an impromptu game of football/soccer.

    It is also home to numerous fishing boats, complete with sunbaking cats!!

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    The Tuesday Morning Market

    by lamentforicarus Written Jul 23, 2004

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    If you happen to be in Vernazza on a Tuesday, wake early and head down to the harbor to watch the local market. Here, items of everyday use are brought in from neighboring towns by truck and set up on long tables. Note that many of these locals have been shopping here their whole life, and have never shopped in the supermarkets and grocery stores found in cities.

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    The Fishermens' Boats

    by lamentforicarus Written Jul 23, 2004

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    Many residents of the Cinque Terre earn income through sardine fishing. For a chance to experience the "local flavor" walk down to the harbor late in the evening, when the fishermen are preparing their nets. At night, they shine lights in the water to lure fish to the surface, catching them in large nets. The fish are sold in restaurants and markets the following day.

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    Vernazza

    by MATIM Written Sep 29, 2004

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    After walking from Riomaggiore to Manarola, to Corniglia at the Via dell Amore,
    And climb 300 stairs to the small village of Corniglia we where exhausted from all the walking we did that day at the cinque terre.
    So we decide to take the train at Corniglia to the next village Vernazza.

    Now I am a bit sorry we didn't walk because I read that the walking path from Corniglia to Vernazza is the best part.
    Is more beauty then we already saw still possible?

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    There's a lot to do in Vernazza!

    by tini58de Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    What can I say?

    Well, we were in Cinque Terre for the very first time and had 3 whole days to spend! Since we did not want to frantically do the Cinque Terre, but rather enjoy ourselves and relax, we really took it easy:

    On the first day we did what my husband called a "Vernazza day" - and boy, that sure was quite demanding (but that is what the following tips will all be about)!

    The second day was my husband's birthday, so we started the day with a lovely breakfast on our terrazza, then took the train to Monterosso and went on a boat tour to Riomaggiore - fantastic!!! In Riomaggiore I had booked a table at a restaurant (thanks, Sue!!!) and had treated Heinz to his birthday dinner - a great day!

    Our third day was split between action and relaxing: in the morning we took the train to Riomaggiore again and walked along the Via Dell'Amore to Manarola. We explored this lovely village and later returned to Vernazza (via Levanto, but that was not our style...). Heinz went swimming in Vernazza, I did a little bit of sketching and together we watched the sunset and had some delicious pizza and Cinque Terre wine!

    This was a great way to spend these days in Vernazza and I am quite convinced that we might even return one day - I have the best of memories!

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    Monterosso - Torre Aurora

    by HORSCHECK Updated Oct 23, 2009

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    The Torre Aurora (Dawn Tower) used to be a part of a medieval fortification system.

    Nowadays it is a main landmark of Monterrosso and divides the old part from the new part of the town.

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    The Torre Aurora is situated on a small headland, just between the old and new part of Monterosso.

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    Sunset in Vernazza

    by sue_stone Updated Aug 2, 2004

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    The sunsets in Vernazza are spectacular.

    The best way to enjoy them is to take at seat at one of the bars/restaurants by the harbour and relax.

    Sip your chianti and toast to the beauty of the Cinque Terre.

    Magnificent!

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    Local Felines

    by lamentforicarus Written Apr 9, 2005

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    Walking around the villages of the Cinque Terre, notice the obsession with the local cats! Dozens of these domestic cats can be seen dozing in fishing boats, lounging on stoops, Scampering in and out of the pastel buildings, and even along the rocky coastal trails. The locals have discovered how to cash in on these felines, with wooden figurines and stenciled T-shirts available in several soveigner shops.

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    The church

    by xaver Written Nov 17, 2008

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    The church Santa Maria di Antiochia catches your attention as soon as you arrive in Piazza Marconi as it is straight on the sea.
    Actually the basis of the church were really built on the sea at the beginning.Legend says that in the past people found in the place where now there is the church a small wooden box containing a finger of Saint Maria di Antiochia.So they decided to build a church near the port, but years later the finger of the saint desappeared untill they found it again in the same place where it was found the first time.So people understood that it was the exact place where the church had to be built.

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    Sunsets Oh Yea!

    by RoscoeGregg Updated Oct 13, 2009

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    Take the evening and really enjoy a sunset here. The town has gone to a lot of time and expense to build a really nice seawall. Find a cozy spot and park. See the sunset all the way through some times the very end is the best. It is very nice to see the lights of Monte Rosa wink on.

    Take a sweater or jacket as the evening can get cool.

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    Relax and enjoy the beauty of Vernazza

    by jjkent Written Nov 23, 2003

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    The best thing to do in Vernazza is....nothing! Relax on the small beach. Watch the surf crashing on the breakwater. Have a glass of beer and wine on the patio of a cafe. Watch the sun set over the Mediterranean. Look at the quant & rustic beauty of Vernazza.

    Then get motivated and start sweating on the trail to Monterosso!

    Vernazza from the breakwater
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    Seagulls Rock

    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 6, 2012

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    Small port of Vernazza closes powerful rock making a natural shelter against strong winds coming from the the open sea. There at the top of the rock, where probably used to be a natural habitat and nests of gulls, man has usurped the place and made the restaurant & bar with views which must enchants every visitor. Beautiful place indeed.
    The restaurant and bar is situated in Belforte tower, a 16th century defending construction which offers incredible views of the area.

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    The port

    by xaver Written Nov 17, 2008

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    This is probably one of the most elegant and pretty ports of all Italy.
    The oloured small boats of local fishermen welcome you on the square just in front of the port where you can walk around the harbour and stop chatting with locals or simply admire the square and the curch that really seem to be built on the sea.

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    Get a Great Hair Cut

    by RoscoeGregg Updated Oct 11, 2009

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    While in Vernazza my best friend went to have her hair cut. There is a little salon just up from the harbor. She just was a walk in. She had fun and got a great style. It was her favorite souviner.

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    The Streets of Vernazza

    by wilocrek Updated Apr 5, 2008

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    Like the other villages, walking the streets of Vernazza is a adventure in itself, with its winding corridors that go up down and all around! Vernazza is built into the crevice of the mountain and as you walk the streets you will see the village rising above you on both sides. The best part of walking the streets of Vernazza is that they will lead you to a portion of the village built on the outcropping of rock which will reward you with a unobstructed view of the ocean.

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