Vernazza Castle

Vernazza, Italy

Vernazza Castle was built in the 15th century as a lookout tower to protect the village from pirates. It's now largely a ruin except for the circular tower in the centre of the esplanade. 


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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Derek Stewart (5 months ago)
Yet another epic coastal town in Italy!
Lesley Turner (8 months ago)
I loved hiking over from Coniglia. The views were spectacular. Once I got to Vernazza it was very crowded with tourists but the architecture is splendid
David Schmitt (9 months ago)
I thought this area was wonderful! It was an adventure just climbing the narrow pathways to get to it and then the view was unbelievable!
Michael F (10 months ago)
Don't come here for the view, take the hiking trail up behind the town for a FREE, much better view. Closes at 7pm before the sun even sets, missing out on a lot of potential income. We would have paid the €1.50 entry fee if we could have stayed up during the sunset.
Michael Guitard (11 months ago)
This place is 5 out of 5 ONLY if you stop at the Monkey Art Bar, a PHENOMENAL 'hole-in-the-wall' bar with AMAZING cocktails. The BEST negroni I had in Italy was here. Just follow the signs up towards the castle and you'll see the giant monkey head sign.
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