Vernazza 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.
Vernazza's name is derived from the Latin adjective verna
meaning "native" and the aptly named indigenous wine, vernaccia, helped give birth to the village's