Vernazza (Latin: Vulnetia) is a town and comune located in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northwestern Italy. It is one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre region. Vernazza is the fourth town heading north, has no car traffic, and remains one of the truest “fishing villages” on the Italian Riviera. It is the only natural port of Cinque Terre and is famous for its elegant houses.
Vernazza’s name is derived from the Latin adjective verna, meaning “native”. The aptly named indigenous wine, vernaccia (“local” or “ours”), helped give birth to the village’s moniker.
Vernazza is perhaps the most beautiful of all the Cinque Terre’s villages, even considering that in 2011 it has suffered the most from flood. The most beautiful pictures of the village can be taken from the glade on Vernazza – Monterosso road. A very picturesque landscape. In Vernazza there are two beaches, there are a large number of restaurants, bars and other facilities on the square near the sea fitting everyone’s taste.