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?
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 … 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
Updated: April, 2018 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). I’m happy to report that since last year there have been significant improvements … Continue reading The 2018 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
You probably already know that the main modes of transport in the Cinque Terre are foot, train and ferry. Add to that the Explora 5 Terre, a new bus system that expands upon (and improves) the already existing bus service in the Cinque Terre. Whereas before the ATC buses in the Cinque Terre traveled vertically … Continue reading Explora: The new transport option to discover the Cinque Terre
Sciopero. Strike. It’s a word that strikes fear into the hearts of travelers in Italy (pun intended). A little info, tips & advice on train strikes in Italy… Strikes in Italy are unlike strikes in other parts of the world. I like to call them “convenience strikes.” Being an American expat, I’m used to strikes that go … Continue reading The Italian S word every traveler should know: Sciopero