Baia Saracena – Vernazza

Baia Saracena Bar - Vernazza

The Location is Fantastic but the Food Quality is Wanting : This bar on the breakwater enjoys a splendid location. For parched, sunbathers this is a convenient place to get a drink. Baia Saracena is the first café/bar that visitors will see when they come off their boat from one of the other villages.  It […]

Trattoria da Sandro – Vernazza

Cozze at Trattoria da Sandro

Even the Slow Food Movement would Baulk at the Slow Service here: Maria, our landlady recommended this place and said that she and the locals would dine here. This trattoria is on the right-hand side of via Roma as you walk towards the train station. There is an inside restaurant, but even without any views, […]

Ristorante Al Castello – Vernazza

Seafood in Vernazza

Ristorante Al Castello – a Restaurant with Incredible Views: For our final dinner in Vernazza we dine at Ristorante al Castello which is high above Vernazza’s main square, just below the castle. To ensure we got a cliff-side table overlooking the sea, we hiked up here earlier in the day to make a booking.   […]

Trattoria Gianni Franzi – Vernazza

Trattoria Gianni - Spaghetti Vongole

At Trattoria Gianni Franzi you’ll find typical Cuisine of the Cinque Terre: For standard of food, service and price of meals, Trattoria Gianni gets our vote for the best trattoria/restaurant in Piazza Marconi. This trattoria enjoys a full house most evenings, leaving the other restaurants salivating over its success. We also notice that when Trattoria […]

Dining Out in Vernazza – Cinque Terre

Restaurant Dining - Cinque Terre

Restaurant Dining in Vernazza: Vernazza has a nice square by the harbour that is filled with a range of restaurants, trattorias and cafés.  Along the main street, via Roma, there are more eateries. If you’re staying in this town during your Cinque Terre holidays, there are enough restaurants and trattorias here to keep you nicely […]

Getting Around the Cinque Terre

Trenitalia Cinque Terre tickets

Getting Around Cinque Terre is relatively easy: By Train: The regional train that serves the five villages runs between La Spezia Centrale and Sestri Levanti or Genoa.  Fares are cheap at Euro 1.80 one-way, and the difference between a 5 km trip and a 10 km trip is only Euro 20 cents. The tickets are […]