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Well If This Isn't The Most Stunning Cliff Town Ever...

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel

Craving a getaway to a cliffside village of fresh pasta, ocean breezes and all-around perfect enchantment? Welcome to Vernazza. This Italian cl...

Post-Flood Cinque Terre

Rick Steves | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Two and a half years ago, horrific flash floods buried two of the five Cinque Terre towns in mud. My favorite town, Vernazza, was left uninhabitable f...

A Tomb with a View

Rick Steves | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

From Vernazza's cemetery, the dearly departed enjoy the best views in town. ...

Memories of Vernazza

Lori Needleman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Lori Needleman

As each village has its own persona, we chose Vernazza because it has been reported by many to be the loveliest of the villages with an ancient castle, pastel-colored cliff-hanging homes, an inner port and a small intimate seaside church.

10 Italian Villages for a Perfect Summer Escape

minube | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel

To get a true taste of the essence of Italy, many travelers take to the countryside to explore the rustic villages and sprawling vineyards which have made Italy synonymous with old-world charm.

Cinque Terre's Floodlore And Casualties

Rick Steves | Posted 07.09.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

The folklore of Vernazza and Monterosso will be enlivened with tales of the flood of 2011.

Small-Town Grudges And Mother Nature's Nudges In Cinque Terre

Rick Steves | Posted 07.03.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

The people of the Cinque Terre are being taught a tough lesson. It's their beautiful land that brings the tourists.

Cinque Terre Six Months After The Flood

Rick Steves | Posted 07.02.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Vernazza is built around one street and the surrounding hills funneled flash-flood waters right through the middle of town. After six months, the upper half of town still feels like a war zone.

PHOTOS: A Technicolor Recovery In Cinque Terra

Rick Steves | Posted 03.18.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

More than just decorating the Via Roma, this avenue of art is designed to inspire all who love Vernazza to play a role in her recovery.

Vernazza Evacuated

Rick Steves | Posted 01.04.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

This evening, Vernazza has been completely evacuated in anticipation of heavy rain in the next few days. Only the military is allowed in the town.

A Violent Rain Buries an Italian Friend

Rick Steves | Posted 01.01.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of the joys of my work is sending travelers to Vernazza. And today I read an email from one Vernazzan who fears they may not rebuild and it could become a ghost town.