Vernazza, is probably the most picturesque of the five villages, with its little cape and the view of the village that the hiking trail above offers.
It also has a free public beach. It's small, but if we weren't coming off of our monster hike (and had more of a hike ahead of us), I would have probably bought myself some swim trunks and swum in that beautiful blue warm sea water.
I generally think that there's an inverse relationship between tourism and good food, in that it's usual to have terrible food in highly touristy places. Perhaps we just managed to pick the worst of the bunch in Vernazza, but this one seemed to corroborate my hypothesis.
Not so great. Mozzarella so-so, prosciutto tasting like poor quality supermarket offerings and on top of that potentially starting to go a bit bad.
After eating, we started off on the coastal trail to the next village, Corniglia and fired off some abominations of gas bombs from our haunches, as if to re-emphasize our highly dis-satisfactory meal.
Pizzeria Basso Ivo
Via Roma, 1, 19018 Vernazza, Italy (Map)
+39 0187 821042