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    • City Bus Route

      La Spezia Nov 11, 2015 at 5:06 AM

      Would any body pl provide me with the city bus route of La Spezia? Thnx.

    • la spezia, best place for our base to stay

      La Spezia Nov 28, 2015 at 3:04 PM

      we are going to Italy for the first time next year, and we are thinking of making la spezia, our base to stay for 5 days. we want to go to the cinque terre, portovenere, the tellaro, and als portofino an santa margurita. we want to know if la spezia is the best place to stay an is near these places. also wanting help with suggestions for accommodation in la spezia, an 1 bed apartment or hotel, in the middle or near the main part of la spezia, for cafes, shops ect, an also near the train station. we will have a car. be grateful for info thank you diane

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      Visit to Cinque Terre in October

      by fasterdog Online Now Aug 23, 2015 at 1:23 PM

      I am hoping to visit Cinque Terre in late October this year. I have checked the climate, and it looks like the weather should be okay.

      I'm not so sure about whether the trails will all be open and I would expect that the boats to the villages will probably not be running. And the restaurants, and so on, will they be open? Any guidance on this would be much appreciated.

      5 Answers Aug 26, 2015 at 3:01 AM
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      typical plan for Cinque Terre

      by fasterdog Online Now Aug 13, 2015 at 10:33 PM

      I am hoping to go to Cinque Terre in October.

      Does anyone have any advice for the trip, things to do, things to avoid?

      Also would 2 days be sufficient (I know this depends on the person, but I mean enough time to do some of the walks and to see the 5 villages). How long do most people stay in Cinque Terre?

      Also, what are good walks to do, any details of where they start and finish?

      Finally, there is some good guidance on the site already, but anything more on accommodation would be good too.

      4 Answers Aug 16, 2015 at 11:58 PM
    • Due Gemelli hotel

      by DCIdaho8 Online Now Feb 9, 2015 at 7:47 PM

      How do you get from the hotel to the start of the hiking trail?

      7 Answers Feb 10, 2015 at 5:14 AM
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      trail from Monterosso to Vernazza

      by brendazart Online Now Feb 3, 2015 at 5:06 PM

      I understand hiking the trail from Monterroso to Vernazza is the steepest and most difficult one.  Would it be silly to use a walking stick?  I get nervous when there are no guard rails either, and if the trail is slippery in May.  I want to do all of the trails, even to Corniglia.

      2 Answers Feb 3, 2015 at 6:17 PM
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      December Weather & Activity

      by Lurchizo Online Now Sep 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      Hi folks. I was in Cinque Terre in late September a few years ago and just loved it. I was fortunate that the weather was beautiful. It looks like I am going to be in Southern France over Christmas and I thought about driving over to CT for a few days, so a few questions:

      1. How long of a drive would it be from Nice?
      2. What should I expect the weather to be like in late December in your experience? Will it be warm enough to sit outside on the street with a bottle of wine after a day of hiking?
      3. Will much be open for stores, restaurants and accommodations?

      8 Answers Sep 29, 2014 at 5:25 AM
    • Train timetable for October ??

      by Midwest-Mom Online Now Sep 14, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      All the train timetables I can find online are valid until September 2. Does anyone have one that will be valid in October when we will be in the Cinque Terre? Or can anyone tell me how it will differ from the timetable I have found? Thanks.

      8 Answers Sep 15, 2014 at 6:41 AM
    • Train to La Spezia

      by singlemalt Online Now Aug 16, 2014 at 7:49 AM

      We are taking the train from Firenza to La Spezia on Oct.3 How far ahead can we purchase tickets for 2nd class trip? Also is it confusing to change trains en route? I see that most of them stop at Pisa.
      We will be leaving Corniglia on Oct.5 for Rome. As this is a Sun., will this present a problem with trains from Corniglia to La Spezia?

      5 Answers Aug 16, 2014 at 5:18 PM
    • best meeting place

      by gerrya Online Now Aug 7, 2014 at 9:02 AM

      My husband and I are meeting friends in Cinque Terre for the day in mid October to do some hiking. They are staying in Portofino , we are staying in Montacatini. I was thinking we would drive and park in La Spezia and take a train from there. Where would be a good place for us to meet? Should they drive or take a ferry or train from Portofino. Also we are thinking about getting a room for the night maybe Vernazza rooms? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

      7 Answers Aug 7, 2014 at 11:09 AM
    • Boat Ferry from Portofino to Cinque Terre

      by lkgavin Online Now May 15, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      Is there a ferry from Portofino to Cinque Terre? We want to travel to Monterosso, then on to Vernazza, returning to Portofino late evening. Is there a better form of transportation we should consider? We do not have a car. Thank you!

      14 Answers May 16, 2014 at 10:41 AM
    • Sunday Cinque Terre regional train times

      by NMS4u2 Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 5:50 AM

      I have found the Cinque Terre train time schedule found on and am confused about the times for (Column B) Sunday train times to La Spezia. It looks like there's only one train at 9:00am. Is that possibly true or am I reading the timetable wrong? Does the Cinque Terre regional train run out of Riomaggiore to La Spezia more frequently? I need to get to La Spezia to catch the 8:20am train out to Rome. Can anyone, does anyone have info to assist in my Sunday travel worries?

      4 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 8:06 AM
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      Travelling from Nice to Cinque Terre

      by virtue62 Online Now Apr 11, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      Can I please have some ideas??

      9 Answers Sep 29, 2014 at 6:23 PM
    • Romantic accommodation with sea-view for under 140Eu per night? Possible?

      by toeuropewithlove Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 3:33 PM

      We're on a budget but I'm planning on proposing to my girlfriend here in CT. So far, we love Monterosso or Vernazza. I'm having a difficult time finding available accommodation for 3 nights (end of this month) for less than 140eu per night. I'd love to find a cute B&B, Vacation Rental or anything with a balcony or rooftop terrace with a sea-view.

      Any ideas? Would be nice to have this private and romantic area of ours for me to propose in. :-)


      17 Answers Aug 15, 2014 at 4:47 PM
    • Travel from Parma to Cinque Terre

      by Lary1047 Online Now Mar 7, 2014 at 4:44 AM

      Have a question!

      Not exactly where to post this? We going to be in Parma heading to Cinque Terra latter part of May staying in Vernazza for 2 nights, unfortunately it is over the weekend (Oh well). What is the best and quickest way to get to Cinque Terre from Parma? Also with the Springs rains coming has anyone heard how the trails are especially from Monterosso to Vernazza. We would like to see all the cities if possible either by train, walking or boat. We get the info from the Park however it is in Italian, and can only understand the chart a little.

      Thanks for all the help and info.


      6 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 7:10 AM
    • open paths

      by mheidt Online Now Feb 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

      Is the lovers path from Riomaggiore to Manarola open? If not, when is it scheduled to be open?
      Have the fee be reinstated for the walking paths?
      Thanks in advance for your help.

      6 Answers Feb 26, 2014 at 11:29 AM
    • Paragliding

      by jennontour Online Now Feb 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM

      Can you paraglide in May? I saw a site where they say only Oct-April

      1 Answer Feb 10, 2014 at 6:11 PM
    • Cinque Terre Getaway

      by Sarahfromthemidwest Online Now Jul 8, 2013 at 12:59 AM

      Hello travelers,
      My husband and I will be in Italy in 2 weeks. We will be visiting Cinque Terre via Florence and will likely make a stop at Pisa. We'd like to spend 2-3 days in Cinque Terre and then travel on to Paris via Milan, St. Moritz, and Zurich. Could anyone provide us with the best way to make the most of our stay there and perhaps suggest where to stay and how to get around. I've been doing a bit of research and have read Riomaggiore and Manarola are good places to stay. We're welcome and open to any and all suggestions. Thanks for your help. :)


      7 Answers Jul 9, 2013 at 3:24 AM
    • how to get from Riomaggiore to la spezia early morning ?

      by rohitsud04 Online Now Jul 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      My wife and I are going to be in Riomaggiore for 2 days in November (22, 23 nov). On 24th, we want to go to Rome. We wanted to take the 8.07 train from La Spezia but theres nothing connecting Rioggiomore and La Spezia for this ? Do we need to take a cab at this early hour ? Any suggestions?

      14 Answers Jul 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM
    • Cinque terre, Italy

      by Peter676 Online Now Jun 19, 2013 at 4:37 PM

      Hello travelers,
      My wife and I and another couple are planning to visit the Cinque Terre in Italy,in about ten days. We are traveling by car and we would like to spend one or two days visiting the area. Can anyone hint us how to visit this area in such a short time, and perhaps suggest where to stay and how to get around? We usually prefer to stay at B&Bs when we travel Europe. But I was wondering whether we could park the car in one place and visit the Cinque Terre either by bus or boat within a day or two.
      Any suggestion are GREATLY appreciated because I wouldn't know where to start otherwise.
      Thank You for any reply. :-)

      16 Answers Jun 28, 2013 at 12:17 AM
    • Travel from il borgo di campi to la spezia and via versa

      by Jrk2092 Online Now Jun 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      We will be traveling to Italy in sept and have chosen il borgo di campi. As on of our 'hotels' I've seen great reviews and bad reviews about the place and the only bad thing is getting to and from la spezia. If we were going into la spezia what would be the latest we could get a train back to riomaggiore and how late do the busses from there run to our hotel? I keep finding different answers

      5 Answers Jun 8, 2013 at 6:11 AM
    • best backpackers for a solo traveller in riomaggiore?

      by thevern2013 Online Now May 31, 2013 at 4:14 AM

      Hi, can you please advise me the best place to stay for a solo male 35yr traveller in Riomaggiore? Thanks

      4 Answers May 31, 2013 at 7:06 AM
    • Riomaggiore train station timetable

      by MJsocool Online Now May 21, 2013 at 11:51 AM

      Is any of you know when is the earliest train schedule from Riomaggiore? I wonder if it is possible that i can take the train at 08:07 from La Spezia

      5 Answers May 21, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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      Train from Milan

      by TooTallFinn24 Online Now Feb 25, 2013 at 8:56 PM

      Checking the Italian Trenitalia site I cannot find a train, even with transfer from, Milan to Manarola in Cinque Terre or even to Levante. Must I go the other way first through La Spezia or this there a train I can take with a transfer?

       Need your help.  Thanks.
      7 Answers Feb 26, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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      Best way to drive into the Cinque Terre area

      by graphixs1 Online Now Feb 23, 2013 at 5:33 AM

      I am traveling to the Cinque Terre region in Italy next month. Looking for best driving route. Will either be coming up from Rome or Florence. Also looking for best spots to photograph in this area.

      11 Answers Mar 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM
    • livorno to riomaggiore by bus

      by joanrod Online Now Feb 6, 2013 at 5:34 AM

      Is it possible to catch a local bus from port of livorno to riomaggiore please?If so is there a return timetable available for April 2013;

      3 Answers Feb 6, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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      riomaggiore - or la spezia?

      by viking76 Online Now Aug 3, 2012 at 12:52 AM

      We are spending six days in Cinque Terre in middle September. We might get accomodation in Riomaggiore but have thought of staying in La Spezia. Anybody who knows if it is convenient to catch the local train every day from La Spezia, hike between two of the villages and then catch the train back to La Spezia?

      8 Answers Mar 9, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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      Ferry to Porto Venere from Riomaggiore

      by AllieK Online Now Feb 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM

      What is the return ferry fare and how frequent are the ferries?

      3 Answers Feb 23, 2012 at 11:15 PM
    • The weather

      by DanielleJolicoeur Online Now Nov 19, 2011 at 7:17 AM

      How was it not in Riomaggiore, I know you have a big storm. Give me news. I write also for Alberto who works in Café Centrale in Riomaggiore. I was there this summer with my daughter, it is a fantastic place.

      Danielle from Canada Québec

      1 Answer Nov 19, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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      Landslides affecting the Cinque Terre hike

      by ladysail Online Now Aug 21, 2011 at 6:33 PM

      Hello....can someone update me on the status of the effect of the landslides in the Cinque Terre region. I've read that the entire hike through the 5 villages is closed indefinitely. Is this true?

      Thank you!

      7 Answers Sep 2, 2011 at 9:42 AM
    • the Canneto beach

      by JeyKey Online Now May 29, 2011 at 10:28 AM

      Thre is description of the second Riomaggiore beach at
      "Another fabulous beach, unreachable by land due to the unsafe path, now very dangerous, is the beach of Canneto, between Punta Castagna e Punta del Cavo. You can reach it only by sea and it has a natural cascade descending from the hills as a natural shower."

      Is it really no way to the beach from the road?

      And can I hire the boat or rent the cayak to reach the Canneto beach by sea?

      2 Answers May 30, 2011 at 2:42 AM
    • Walking Pass

      by AnnPeter Online Now Apr 2, 2011 at 11:06 PM

      Hello everyone

      We will be staying at Riomaggiore in October and want to walk the trails between the towns. Can we buy the tickets in advance or are we able to buy them when we get there if so does anyone know where?

      Many thanks

      6 Answers Apr 3, 2011 at 3:48 PM