Many, many steps up but view is most spectacular!
Posted Jul 25, 2015
We had the highest room in Vernazza, so it's many, many steps up, but the view is spectacular. This suite that sleeps 4 has two rooms and a large private terrace with 4 lounge chairs and an unsurpassed view. There are no hotels in Vernazza - just rooms that families rent out, but these rooms were clean, comfortable, relatively spacious. No air conditioning, but the fans kept things cool during an unusual hot spell. Large refrigerator & sink, small but modern bathroom, ample storage space inside and clothes drying rack outside, tight kitchen table & chairs, spiral interior staircase connecting the two rooms. Host Andrea was extremely nice (met us and helped carry bags then served us lunch at restaurant). The restaurant run by the same owners was another two flights higher up on the trail to Corniglia and had an even more spectacular view, and the drinks & food (e.g., steamed mussels & pesto lasagna) were great.