Cinque Terre & Portovenere - Vernazza - the bay of lovers and pirates

Vernazza - the bay of lovers and pirates

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Vernazza, Cinque Terre & Portovenere, Italy
50 mins

About the tour

Welcome to the most mysterious and romantic village of the Cinque Terre National Park. Vernazza! One of the most ancient towns where we have testimonies from the Roman era! We will walk through the main and only street that goes across the village until the little mole. During the walk, while you admire the architecture and the decorations of the houses testimonies of the glorious past when the village was a particularly important port, I will tell you about the flood that destroyed the village in 2012 and the structural changes that it brought to the village. We will have a look at the church built on the water in a very unusual position, then we will walk into extremely small and narrow alleys to reach the hiking path that connects Vernazza to Monterosso, this path is the last part of the Green-blue hiking path that connect all the villages from Riomaggiore, the first one to Monterosso, the last one. We will walk through an incredibly old street where I will tell you the story of the houses of Vernazza so you can better understand why they are so vertical and why they have two different entries. We will reach the most beautiful viewpoint of the village where you can admire the port embraced by houses and dominated by the castle, while I will tell you some of the most ancient legends.

Meet your local guide


More than 20 years in tourism made our guide Emilia very familiar with all that concern tourism and tourist. She's a passionate of local culture, history, food, good wine and photography and her goal is to share with you all her knowledge about the amazing area of Cinque Terre so famous and well known everywhere in the world but also so tied to the past as well.

Emilia has been guiding since Sep 1998

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Cinque Terre & Portovenere with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Cinque Terre & Portovenere. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Antonia G.

12 May 2021

I had to leave after just five minutes but what I heard was interesting.

Carol M.

08 May 2021

Your tours are always excellent!!

Richard S.

08 May 2021

Brilliant as always, Emilia! Love your tours! THANK YOU!!!

Barbara .

08 May 2021

Heaven on earth! Emilia is an excellent guide!

Rebecca 🇨🇦 I.

08 May 2021

Interesting and warm-hearted tour of a lovely location!

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