La Malà is located in Via San Giovanni Battista 29, in the westward part of Vernazza known by locals as Luvegu. Dominated by the ancient round watchtower, it faces both the sea and village.
Notwithstanding its central position (it takes scarcely a couple of minutes to get to the famous square on the sea or to the railway station) it enjoys a privacy and silence that are both rare and invaluable.
How to get to La Malà
On the day of your arrival we will come and meet you either at the railway station or on the square to show you to your room and help you with your luggage.
How to get to Vernazza
The best way to get to Vernazza is without doubt by train. The car, given the peculiar orography of Liguria in general and of the Cinque Terre area in particular, is on the other hand not recommended, not least because those who do not hold a residents permit must park in the pay and display areas located about 1 km uphill from town. In spring and summer, the many boats connecting the Cinque Terre to the Tigullio and Poets Gulfs may represent a pleasurable alternative to more traditional means of transportation.
To get to Vernazza, that is on the Genoa-La Spezia-Pisa-Livorno-Rome railway line, you can take there you can take an Intercity train to either Levanto or La Spezia and then jump on one of the commuter trains (the so called “regionali”), which, but for in the night hours, are pretty frequent, especially during the summer.
In the summer time, there is also an extremely convenient shuttle service organized by the “Ente Parco delle Cinque Terre”, which takes from Sarzana to Levanto and back, calling at all stations in the area.
To get to Vernazza, you’ll have to take the panoramic "Litoranea delle Cinque Terre" (the Cinque Terre Coast Road), that connects Monterosso to Riomaggiore and runs mostly at about 400 mt above sea level. Not the easiest of drives, but you’ll be rewarded by breathtaking views.
Warning: in the Cinque Terre area, there are no petrol stations. The nearest ones are to be found in Levanto and La Spezia.
- From GENOA: Genova / Livorno A12
- From MILAN via Genoa: Milano A7 - Genova A12
- From TURIN: Torino A21 - Alessandria A26 - Genova A12
- From VENTIMIGLIA:
Ventimiglia A10 - Genova A12
Highway A 12 Genova - Livorno, exit at Carrodano junction. From about 400 mt above sea level, drive down to Levanto, then uphill again to Colle di Gritta where you’ll find the junction for Monterosso. You’ll find the junction for Vernazza shortly after passing the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Soviore. From this road-fork on, the panoramical, sharply turning road, though well kept, is extremely narrow, you’ll therefore need to pay great attention to vehicles coming from the opposite direction. Estimated driving time: 45 minutes.
- From MILAN Via Parma: Milano A1 - Parma A15 - La Spezia
- From ROME via Florence: Roma A1 - Firenze A11 - Pisa / Genova A12
- From ROME via Grosseto:
Roma SS1 - Livorno / Genova A12
The S.Stefano Magra junction, on the A12 Genova - Livorno or the A15 Parma - La Spezia, is connected to La Spezia by a fast motorway. Once in town, follow the signs for Cinque Terre. You’ll drive along the water-front, pass the Navy Yard and take the Litoranea delle Cinque Terre (SS370). The junction for Vernazza is located a few kilometers after the village of Volastra. At this point, the road narrows and goes steeply downwards. In this case also, it is important to pay the greatest attention to vehicles coming uphill. Estimated driving time: 45 minutes.
In spring and summer, when the sea is unruffled, you can get to Vernazza on one of the service line boats running from many towns between Genoa and the Versilia. Info: navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it
In addition, a couple of times a week the Liguria Via Mare consortium organizes boats from Genoa’s Old Harbour area (but also from Savona, Varazze, Arenzano and Pegli) to the Cinque Terre.