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Vernazza is another gem of little fishing village on the coast of the 5 Lands (Cinque Terre), but at the same time, it could not be any more different from the other towns. In 2011, a huge flash flood and mudslide brought an indescribable amount of destruction over Vernazza, which was buried under 4 meters (13+ ft.) of mud and debris. The magnitude of the tragic event is still evident when you roam the streets, the winding road down the steep hillsides shows remnants of houses and once beautiful terraces where vine and citrus trees grew; yet, Vernazza has not lost any of its charm and beauty. The view from the harbor towards the village in the morning hours is magnificent and one of the best on the Italian coast.

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