Beach: yes, short area (in city).
Vernazza is located on an impressive cliff, currently is a tranquil seaside village but before it was port from which ships, that was charged to defend coasts from Saracens, sailed. Magical impression of this village is going to charm you: mysterious alleys, multicolored red, pink and yellow houses, that in summertime become crowded of tourists coming from all world.
Vernazza is counted one of hundred most beautiful village of Italy and it preserves its maritime vocation. The importance of Vernazza in the history of Liguria is highlighted by its urban arrangement. Typical tower-shaped houses extend along a river valley up on the summit of a rocky outcrop hiding the view of the village core to anyone approaching from the sea, so we suggest you to reach this town by sea. In additional, more refined architecture are also present, such as loggias, porticoes and decorated portals. After then you can visit church of Santa Margherita of Antiochia and remains of ancient fortress: towers of XI century and Doria’s castle, tower of friary of Padri riformati di San Francesco and tower Belfort. Wonder Sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Reggio has a tree-lined square. It isn’t easy to reach Sanctuary - you’ll have to walk a wild road among nature. It will not be easy, but it is worth it.
Here you can find: Church of St. Margaret of Antioch, Monastery of Reformed Franciscan Friars Minor, Palazzo with porticoes, Belforte Tower and Castle.