The “arpaie” of Vernazza

The romantic town par excellence, Vernazza is depicted as the pearl of Cinque Terre. The town is characterised by the ruins of “castrum”, a series of Medieval fortifications dating back to the 11th century, with a castle and a cylindrical tower.
The town consists of dwellings separated from one another by a single promenade and perpendicularly, by steep steps called “arpaie”.
At the bottom, on the main road, there is the beautify square facing the sea with its beach, local fishermen boats and the Church of Santa Margherita d’Antiochia, perhaps the most famous monument of Cinque Terre.