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“Small and charming” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vernazza

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Owner description: We don’t have one proper Info Points yet, but several all around Vernazza 🙂 Some locals and shops/restaurants’s tenders are at your disposal for info and tips. Currently, you can count on: * Giovanni, at the sport supplies store Vernazza Sport * Stefano and Chilli, at the takeaway Lunch Box You can also contact us using a traditional e-mail message or texting us on WhatsApp or adding ‪#‎VisitVernazza‬ to your tweets. The same hashtag used on Instagram will allow you to get featured on our social networks!
Tampere, Finland
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“Small and charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Very pictoresque, this would be a nice place to stay for a week, sit in the sun, watch the sea, read a book, hike to the other villages etc.

On the other hand, it may get crowded during the summer time. There a huge amount of people visiting the different villages in 5terre. You can see it by the lenght of these regional trains and crowded train stations.

The hikes 8b-9 from Vernazza to Monterosso is really beautiful. It is all uphill and downhill but well worth it.

Visited April 2013
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“A beautiful town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

We did a day trip from Florence to Cinque Terre. We got off the train at Riomaggiore and took the boat to Vernazza and it was not so beautiful when we saw the town directly or from the boat. But when we climbed the mountains as part of the trail to Monterosso the town looked very beautiful.

Visited April 2013
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

With the vast amount of positive reviews available online for Vernazza, I was sure my family and I would more than enjoy ourselves. We were very disappointed in our experience. For a town who recently recovered from the disaster a few years ago, the vibe from the local merchants and vendors is one of arrogance. A couple tourist seasons worth of change in their pockets and they quickly forget how terrible the situation could still be there had the enormous support of travelers not returned them to their feet. The hiking and views were incredible. Any interaction with the locals (chef, water taxi ticket vendor, massage therapist, etc.) were unforgettable in a less favorable sense. My wife was stood up by the massage therapist after booking 3 months prior, our 8-year-old was invisible to the chef whom he was simply trying to compliment on his spaghetti, and the breakfast bar attendant stated the reason he didn't have a bigger assortment of pastries this a.m. was because he "seriously considered staying in bed today and watching tv".

My family and I use tripadvisor to set other travelers up for success. We have traveled all over the world in the last 5 years. After reading the multiple 5 star ratings on this location and comparing them to our experiences, I can only hope that other members of the TripAdvisor community will start to do the same.

Visited April 2013
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“Great Waterfront”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

Arrived here by train along the coast. Timetables need adjusting as you would think you could just hop on and off at any time, but this is not the case. You may have to go north, then go south to get back up north. So check the timetable out before you go. The town was still rebuilding from the previous mudslide so the streets were still being repaired. The waterfront was lovely, with views of the lookouts and the village going up the hill. Late afternoon/dusk is a good time. Lots of eating places around here, particularly in the lookouts.

Visited May 2012
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“Lovely place in the Cinque Terre region”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed here last year, and were a bit reluctant because of the flooding they had experienced the year before, but it was a lovely place to stay, with lots of bars and restaurants that had struggled to open for the summer season. There was cleaning up being done everywhere and some of the places looked like they had closed permanently, but there were more than enough places open and serving food and drinks. There is a long street down from the station, with lots of shops and restaurants and a lovely square by the small beach, again with an abundance of restaurants. We travelled by intercity train from Milan, which we booked in the U.k over the internet via Trenitalia website. You had to change at Sestri Levante and then catch a local train to Vernazza which was about 20 minutes ride. You can catch the local trains all along this coast and visit the other local villages, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore and Monterosso and you can also walk along the tracks between villages, if you are quite fit, as some of the tracks are steep. Along one of the tracks from Vernazza are two nice restaurants with good views over the cliffs. Lovely at night for watching the sun set. This area is called Cinque Terre which if I think I am right means five lands. It is a lovely area to visit and would recommend to anyone. Dont expect high rise modern hotels as quaint little apartments are the places to stay. We booked through Arbaspaa, which were really helpful and efficient.

Visited June 2012
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