Craving a getaway to a cliffside village of fresh pasta, ocean breezes and all-around perfect enchantment?
Welcome to Vernazza.
This Italian cl...
Read Whole Story
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...
From Vernazza's cemetery, the dearly departed enjoy the best views in town.
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.
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.
The folklore of Vernazza and Monterosso will be enlivened with tales of the flood of 2011.
The people of the Cinque Terre are being taught a tough lesson. It's their beautiful land that brings the tourists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day..