Cinque Terre Insider

American expat insight into Italy's fabulous "Five Lands"

I’ve just updated this post with new info and photos for 2018. If you’re planning to drive to Riomaggiore this year you’ll want to have a look!

Ciao for now,
Amy

Cinque Terre Insider

UPDATED: APRIL, 2018

The Cinque Terre are remote villages connected by a narrow and winding provincial road.  While the villages are easiest to reach by train (which is why I recommend booking a parking space beneath La Spezia Centrale and taking the train just a few minutes to reach the Cinque Terre), some visitors decide to try their luck and actually drive to the villages.  Do I recommend it?  Meh.  I understand the appeal of having your vehicle nearby but honestly it’s a lot of hassle.  If you’re up for the challenge, keep reading below.

img_6081 Riomaggiore is the first village of the Cinque Terre that you will encounter if you are arriving from the direction of La Spezia.

Each village has payment parking options and these parking spaces will be located closest to the historic centers but not within them (don’t forget that the Cinque Terre villages are pedestrian-only).  For details…

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