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Vernazza

The name is thought to derive from the Latin adjective verna, meaning “of the place” or “indigenous”.

Thus the village’s name would be linked to its most famous product, Vernaccia, the local wine.

Others maintain that the place name comes from a Latin predial, Vulnetia, indicating a family that owned land.

• 1080: the first mention of the village dates to a deed of gift by Albert IV Rufo, grandson of Adalbert II of the Obertenghi family, drawn up in castro Vernazio, i.e. the castle of Vernazza.

• 1207: the lords of Vernazza submit to Genoa.

• 1242: the inhabitants of Vernazza drive back Frederick II’s troops led by his deputy Oberto Pallavicino.

• 1254: in the Cathedral of Santa Reparata in Florence, Florentine judges concede Vernazza to Genoa, together with all lands and castles situated between the Magra river and Genoa itself.

• 1310: date of the earliest documents referring to the Church of Santa Margherita di Antiochia.

• 1874: the railway line between Genoa and La Spezia is completed, putting an end to the village’s centuries-old isolation.

• 1997: UNESCO places Vernazza, together with the other four towns of the Cinque Terre, on its “world heritage” list.

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  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandabout 5 years ago

    I’m packing my bags now and on my way! he he he

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 5 years ago

    Oh can i go too?? This is lovely Paolo!! Was wondering about the beach down there and was happy to see the shot of it!

  • You are welcomed..eheheh Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • Jabelico
    Jabelicoabout 5 years ago

    OMG!
    I am completely mesmerized….
    in such a GOOD way!! : )))

  • Thanks so very much, so happy you like this, comments like yours make it all worth while!

    – paolo1955

  • ralph arce
    ralph arceabout 5 years ago

    Such a breathtaking view! Beautiful colors. :)

  • Hello Raphael,Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 5 years ago

    Looks like my sort of holiday you’re having – beautiful.

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • PhotoAvenue
    PhotoAvenueabout 5 years ago

    outstanding capture…great vivid colors

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • loiteke
    loitekeabout 5 years ago

    Vernazza, where is it located? I was in Italy lately. My daughter is living in Milan and she has summerhouse in Sestry Levante. So we went to these places also Genova. Gorgeous photo, as usual for you. Italian…I just got some lessons and now the language is standing for future.

  • Hi Meeli.Vernazza is located in Liguria,very close to Sestri Levante,about 30 minutes of train.Happy to hear about your imrove in Italian.Have fun hon.

    – paolo1955

  • Andrea Rapisarda
    Andrea Rapisardaabout 5 years ago

    magnifica veduta Paolo!!! Ciao Andrea

  • Grazie Andrea.

    – paolo1955

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarelliabout 5 years ago

    WOW! Such a MAGNIFICENT SHOT! Tnx 4 submitting it to I LOVE ITALY Group!

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by

    – paolo1955

  • BornToRoam
    BornToRoamabout 5 years ago

    Totally beautiful, love Italia

  • I truly appreciate your most kind comments here

    – paolo1955

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