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

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Ingrid Fuentes Genes (2 years ago)
A MUST! I was built in the year 1000. This place is beautiful, from above you can appreciate the town with a panoramic and unique view. To get to the top you must walk uphill, it is not an easy walk and you could get tired, so wear comfortable shoes and water, you will need it when you get up. On your way to the top you will be breathless, each hill makes you look at the Mediterranean with different eyes, the cobblestone houses are beautiful and you will walk among ancient and colorful streets. On the way you will find restaurants with a great view to eat or drink coffee. I would definitely go back, I love this place.?
Gonzalo Contreras del Solar (2 years ago)
There are many restaurants and bars around the main plaza that overlook at a man made cove. One restaurant is on the hill side with a spectacular view if the sea. However it only opens for dinner at 7PM, when sun is already gone, having a dark sea for your view. While walking through the main street, we found a one room size church, with many candles lit.
Ciprian Sfirlogea (2 years ago)
360° views of the village, mountains and sea. Is really worth it considering the entrance is only 2 Euro.
Pierre Boc (2 years ago)
Very beautiful place we had the chance to visite with my girlfriend. Must see especcialy at sunset
Brittany (2 years ago)
2 euro charge once you get near the top. There are a lot of other great views in Cinque Terre that are free. There isn't anything at the top besides the view, so decide if it is worth it to you. (Could be nice to bring lunch up.)
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