So, you’ve planned to dedicate 3 or more days to the Cinque Terre… bravo! This area has so much to offer and those that stay for more than just a day or two get to really experience our area (versus merely scratching the surface). For those staying on longer in the Cinque Terre, I have … Continue reading Staying in the Cinque Terre for 3+ days? This train pass could be for you
Italy is one of the best connected countries by train. Many people travel the entire boot without even touching the seat of a car (including me, 15 years ago). Once you get the hang of it, traveling by train in Italy is pretty easy. However, when you consider that many travelers do not use public transport at … Continue reading Traveling by train in Italy? You’ll want to read this post first
From April 1st to November 1st, the trains that connect the Cinque Terre villages are dubbed the “Cinque Terre Express.” TrenItalia would like for you to think of the Cinque Terre Express as a light rail system for the five villages but the truth of the matter is that they are the same tracks and trains as … Continue reading What’s the Cinque Terre Express?
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 … Continue reading Free parking options in Riomaggiore
The following schedule and pricing is valid for ferries connecting the Cinque Terre villages (minus Corniglia, which is located off of the sea) and Portovenere. For Cinque Terre pricing look below the green header. Remember that a “reduced” ticket is the price for a child aged 6-11 years (traveling with an adult). Children younger than … Continue reading Cinque Terre ferry schedule: April 15 through October 1, 2017
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably decided to forgo my advice to park beneath the station at La Spezia Centrale and train to the Cinque Terre (more details on that option can be found on my blog post here). If you’re convinced that you’ll drive to Cinque Terre and park in Riomaggiore (the first village … Continue reading The 2017 payment parking situation in Riomaggiore
The Explora 5Terre bus system offers a great alternative to the other transport options in the Cinque Terre (see my previous post which explains Explora in greater detail here). Explora currently shuttles passengers from La Spezia to as far as Vernazza (and vice-versa), with plenty of stops in between where passengers can hop on & off. Keep in … Continue reading 2017 schedules for the Explora 5Terre bus