Le Cinque Terre


The Cinque Terre represent one of the most pristine and extensive Mediterranean natural and semi-natural areas of Liguria; this is due to mainly historical reasons and Terraces of the Cinque Terreomomorphological that have prevented an excessive building expansion and the construction of main roads (which instead cross the Val di Vara more internally).

Human activities and especially viticulture, have contributed to creating a unique landscape in the world in which the development of the typical “dry stone walls” reaches overall that of the famous Chinese wall.

All this together with the characteristics of a crystalline sea, with valuable architectural testimonies, with a network of paths among the richest and enviable in the Mediterranean areas, has made the Cinque Terre an increasingly popular destination for Italian and foreign tourists.

This is not so much the result of a successful promotional campaign as a spontaneous recognition of the uniqueness of a place, of its beauty, of the pleasure that comes from staying or visiting it.


Starting from the west, it is the second of the Cinque Terre villages, set in a bay between the municipalities of Monterosso al Mare and Riomaggiore.

It also includes the next village of Corniglia, its hamlet. The territory is also characterized by the typical terraces for the cultivation of the vine, a morphological style created over the centuries by man, which, according to an estimate, seems to be developed for over 7,000 km of dry stone walls.

Among the various hiking trails that allow the connection between the towns of the Cinque Terre, a forest path, passing by the hamlet of Casella – in the municipality of Riccò del Golfo Spezia – and from the Sella della Cigoletta, marked with the number 7 by the CAI (Italian Alpine Club), allows the connecting the coast with the middle and lower Val di Vara.

Above the town of Vernazza, at an altitude of 325 meters above sea level, is the sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Reggio.

How to get to the center of Vernazza

In the ancient village it is not allowed to drive with cars.

However, paid parking lots are available near the center, indicated in this map.
Park in the stations of La Spezia , Levanto or Sestri Levante and take the train to Vernazza.
Train and ticket timetable available on the site Trenitalia.com

Parking rates “Vernazza”

€ 1,50 Hourly rate
€ 15 Daily rate
€ 80 Weekly rate

Shuttle service to the City Center included in the rates
Open from 8.30am to 8pm from March to November


Parking rates “Vernassoa”

€ 15 Daily rate
Shuttle service to the City Center included in the rates

Open all year round from 8.30 to 20
from March to November


Line bus

Free parking on the road subject to availability of buses connected to the city by bus.
Scheduled bus timetable valid from November 4th, 2019 to March 31st, 2020

Luggage service

From the station or from the shuttle bus stop, a baggage service is available to take you to the apartment showing you the way and helping you with your bags and check-in.