A gem in the Cinque Terre is the picturesque village of Vernazza. Many paths in this tiny village lead to one main cobbled street which winds its way to the town square right on the waterfront.
In the town square there are cafes, and tower shaped houses overlooking the harbour. Small fishing boats painted in blue adorn the dock and beach in the "postage stamp" harbour of Vernazza which is the only natural port in the Cinque Terre.
An interesting feature of Vernazza is the Doria Castle which is perched right on the edge of a rocky cliff. The castle may be accessed by paying a small fee of 1 Euro per person giving visitors access to the tower which offers stunning views of the town and rugged coastline.
Cinque Terre, Vernazza, Liguria, Ligure, Riviera di Levante, Italy, Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 115mm.
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