Castle in Vernazza

Castello Doria

This castle, the oldest surviving fortification in the Cinque Terre, commands superb views. Dating to around 1000, it's now largely a ruin except for the circular tower in the centre of the esplanade. To get there, …
Church in Vernazza

Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia

The waterfront is framed by this small Gothic-Ligurian church, built in 1318, part of a murky legend about the bones of St Margaret being found in a wooden box on a nearby beach. It is notable for its 40m-tall octag…