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The town of Vernazza is a beautiful medieval village, an iconic postcard of the Cinque Terre. For its atmosphere, it is a marvel between sea and rock. Founded around the year 1000, it offers a unique landscape, made of dry stone walls and fields overlooking the sea that characterize its beauty.
The village is crossed by steep and narrow streets that descend towards the main road and end in a small square in front of the marina. The Church of Santa Margherita di Antiochia, dating back to the 13th century, on the right looking towards the sea, is indistinguishable from the square. On the left, however, it is possible to climb towards the Doria castle, a medieval stronghold visible in the distance and the highest point of this wonderful village on the sea.
The two best known paths connect Vernazza to the neighboring villages of the Cinque Terre, namely Corniglia and Monterosso.
The first is easily found, as a sign is clearly visible on the main road, just behind the train station, which is located over a bridge on the main road. Instead, for Monterosso, it is necessary to go along a small street to the west of the main street; however, due to the small size of the village, it will not be difficult to find it. Both routes are paid from April to October; the Cinque Terre Trekking Card can be purchased both online and on site.
A path that does not have to be paid for is the one that connects to the Sanctuary of Reggio, heading north towards the hinterland.