It never ceases to amaze me that one of my most popular posts on the blog is about the Park Centro Stazione parking garage beneath La Spezia Centrale. I guess lots of you are googling parking options near the Cinque Terre? If you are unable to pre-book a space at Park Centro Stazione because the … Continue reading PARKING: More public parking garage options in La Spezia
The Manario cooperative that runs the Explora buses (that connect the Cinque Terre villages, minus Monterosso) has announced some important changes to the bus schedule. If you’re unfamiliar with Explora 5Terre, check out my previous post here for more details on the service. The Explora buses will no longer run 365 days a year. The … Continue reading Important changes to the Explora bus schedule
Staying in the Cinque Terre but wanting to visit Portofino? Usually this day trip would require a train and bus ride but starting July 3rd through August 28th on every Monday and Friday you can catch a ferry instead! The dedicated ferry will depart Monterosso at 9:50am and arrive back to the village at approximately … Continue reading Day trip by ferry from Monterosso to Portofino
I’ve been contacted by numerous readers that were unable to book a parking space at my first choice parking in La Spezia (Park Centro Stazione, beneath La Spezia Centrale) as their website indicated they were sold out for those particular dates. Keep in mind that only a limited number of parking spaces are available for … Continue reading Migliarina station: Plan B parking in La Spezia
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?