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    • Weather in late September through mid-October?

      Liguria Mar 23, 2015 at 12:48 PM

      We are planning to go to Liguria either the week of 27 September or 11 October. I've read conflicting information about the amount of rain we might expect. Do you recommend avoiding this time of year? A little rain is OK, but we don't want the torrential rains.

    • best area to stay

      Genoa Mar 12, 2015 at 2:48 PM

      What is the best area to stay in Genoa. I need to catch an 11.00 am so preferably not too far from the railway station.

    • Recommendations for travel to Santa Margherita from Provence and more

      Santa Margherita Ligure Mar 22, 2015 at 10:57 AM

      From 3-9 October, we will be staying a week in Vaison La Romaine, Provenece, then 9-16 October on the Italian Riviera. We currently have booked in at the Hotel Santa Margherita Palace. I have several questions:
      1. What would be the best way to get from Provence to Santa Margherita?
      2. My research indicates Santa Margherita to be well situated for day trips on the Riviera and to places like Pisa. Is this accurate?
      3. We prefer not to drive. Will we be able to get around with taxis, boats or trains easily, or do we really need to rent a car?
      4. For our flight back to the US, where is the nearest airport to Santa Margherita?
      5. Any other thoughts or recommendations?

    • Hotel in Cinque Terre or Levanto

      Liguria Mar 30, 2015 at 2:11 AM

      I´m going to Cinque Terre in the middle of May and has been looking for at hotel in one of the five villages, preferable Monterosso. But that was a difficult task so now we have been looking outside the park, ie Levanto.
      Is it okay to stay in Levanto or is it wrong decision to stay there?
      Is Cinque Terre easy accessible from Levanto? Is the Cinque Terre rail pass valid from Levanto to Cinque Terre? Is Levanto a nice city?

      Anyone who have a hotel to recommend in Cinque Terre and/or Levanto?
      A hotel which is not listed on the big booking sites…

    • How to get through Cinque Terre?

      by AshlynR Online Now Feb 9, 2015 at 12:50 PM

      Hello !

      I am coming from Rome Termini and am trying to find the best way to get to Vernazza and possibly Riomaggiore. As I understand it, I can take a train from Rome to La Spezia and there pick up a train that travels through all the five towns and use that to return to La Spezia and go home at night. This train is accessible from the Cinque Terre card correct? So I only need to buy a ticket to La Spezia, buy a Cinque Terre Day trip card that includes train travel for 12 euro there, and pick up a train from La Spezia that will take me to Vernazza and Riomaggiore that I can do because I have this card, right? Just trying to understand the most economic and direct way. I really appreciate the response!


      7 Answers Feb 10, 2015 at 10:31 AM
    • Cinque Terre for those with limited mobility

      by wpwhiting Online Now Feb 9, 2015 at 2:44 AM

      Which of the Cinque Terre towns can be easily accessed from the train station, either by walking a short distance (preferably without many stairs) or by a shuttle bus from rail station to town? I will have the Cinque Terre pass that lets me use the elevators for the disabled. Also, do you know if the Via dell'amore is open now? We leave for Italy next week & would appreciate any info. Many thanks!

      2 Answers Feb 9, 2015 at 6:44 AM
    • Bus from cruise terminal to train station

      by wpwhiting Online Now Feb 9, 2015 at 2:38 AM

      Can anyone tell me if there is a bus from the cruise terminal to the train station? If so, do you know where we would catch it and what change we should have ready to pay for it? Many thanks.

      2 Answers Feb 9, 2015 at 5:39 AM
    • Villages to stay in

      by LOWEGABRI Online Now Aug 30, 2014 at 12:17 AM

      Have booked flights for Pisa to travel by train to Cirque Terra, need advice on which villages to stay in,3 nights in 2 villages is my aim, am travelling back to Pisa for the last night for early flight. There will be 4 adults, any advice welcome. We are going in June but want to get booked up.

      2 Answers Aug 30, 2014 at 2:16 AM
    • A Restaurant

      by Bowlacereal Online Now Aug 15, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      A few years ago we hiked the upper trail and when we came to end of the trail overlooking Vernazza, there was a restaurant perched right there with an incredible view and good food! Just wondered if it is still there and what the name of the restaurant is? Grazie! You can email me at . Linda

      2 Answers Aug 15, 2014 at 6:43 PM
    • Vernazza train station

      by sochinghan Online Now Apr 26, 2014 at 12:43 PM

      We are going to Vernazza but with two baggages, is there any lockers or paid storage service at Vernazza station so we dont need to carry the heavy lugguages to the hotel with any steps on the way?

      3 Answers Apr 26, 2014 at 11:16 PM
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      Two Nights

      by Paul_Traveler Online Now Sep 15, 2013 at 6:41 AM

      We are planning a two night stay in Vernazza in April but not sure that one night is enough. We will be leaving there and going to to Rome and wonder if one in Vernazza and one extra in Rome might not be a better idea?

      11 Answers Sep 15, 2013 at 3:44 PM
    • roads leading to parking

      by acbinder Online Now Sep 9, 2013 at 5:18 AM

      I understand that Vernazza and the surrounding roads were devastated by the hurricane. What is the condition of the roads to Vernazza to the parking area. Alan Binder

      4 Answers Sep 9, 2013 at 3:07 PM
    • parking in Vernazza

      by acbinder Online Now Sep 8, 2013 at 7:09 PM

      Could you tell me where I can park while visiting Vernazza from Sept 18-20? we will be driving up from Pisa Airport. Alan Binder

      2 Answers Sep 8, 2013 at 8:44 PM
    • Parking In October

      by teresalynneberry Online Now Jul 24, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      We are spending 3 days in Vernazza in October. What are the parking conditions and prices at this time?

      7 Answers Jul 25, 2013 at 10:58 AM
    • Roads to Vrenazza

      by clutch66 Online Now Jul 11, 2013 at 2:52 PM

      Will be traveling to Vernazza from Genova from the north. When I get off the A12 take the small road to Vrenazza I was informed that this road had major damage in 20011 and it is not passable and is blocked in some parts and it would be several more years to fix this road is this true.? The best way is to go to La Spezia from the south!

      3 Answers Jul 11, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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      Vernazza beach/water condition

      by jpiombino Online Now Apr 30, 2012 at 4:48 AM

      My family will be traveling to Vernazza again this summer and we have 3 nights set aside for CT. The last two years my wife and I stayed in Vernazza and it was the highlight of our vacation to Italy. I am hoping to stay again this summer but I really enjoy the water and the beaches. From some pictures I've seen, it doesn't look like there has been much progress in respect to the beach? We are looking to book our accommodations but responses from the Renters are unsure about if the water quality will be acceptable to bathe in by June/July. Anyone have any insight on this I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

      2 Answers Sep 8, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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      Budget accomodation.

      by Maurizioago Online Now Apr 11, 2012 at 8:58 PM

      Could you recommend a budget accomodation in Vernazza? Thanks in advance for your replies.

      11 Answers Apr 12, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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      Vernazza--morning or afternoon visit?

      by SandiM Online Now Mar 27, 2012 at 12:48 PM

      So mom and I will venture to Vernazza and put a little money back into the economy to help with the repairs of the town. With camera in hand, should we get better shots of the place (as it is) for an early morning visit or wait until the afternoon? (shooting from either of the paths as far as we are allowed to venture which won't be far, I'm sure). We also want to eat, and have a good view (if possible). Which of those ristorantes that are now open (listed on, some are still closed due to flood damage) would have the best view and decent chow?

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      Vernazza path (#2) to Manarola

      by SandiM Online Now Mar 20, 2012 at 1:23 PM

      So I see from that path #2 heading to Manarola is still closed for repairs, but I was wondering if anyone has been there recently and can tell me if you can at least walk a bit of it towards Manarola at least to that spot where you can look down into the harbour to take photographs from the northern side? Or is there a big gate right at the very start of it preventing you from going further? I don't want to walk the whole path, just up a few hundred yards to take a photograph or two from that scenic spot. Wondered if anyone has tried it recently?

      8 Answers Apr 4, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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      Vernazza - Photography questions

      by SandiM Online Now Mar 2, 2012 at 11:35 AM

      I do understand that Vernazza is currently under a 'healing process' due to the flood of Oct 2011, but I'm still contemplating taking my mother there in April on a daytrip from Florence (it's so nice a place and we want to help support its healing process!). Years ago, I walked from Corngilia to Vernazza and took a great photo from above the town with the watchtower extending out into the ocean. This time, I'm thinking of standing somewhere on the other side of the town to take my shots. I've seen some of them on the web--how do I get to that vantage point after we get off of the train? I'm talking about the side of town closer to Monterosso. Is there a path and how hard is it to get to given the current situation?

      6 Answers Mar 2, 2012 at 1:15 PM
    • Transportation & Trekking

      by LJCarter413 Online Now Aug 7, 2011 at 11:21 PM

      My boyfriend and I are staying in Vernazza September 17-20th. A couple questions, we plan to hike (obviously) between the five towns - and definitely have at least one day at the beach in Monterosso where we understand we can rent chairs, towels, and an umbrella. What else do we need to carry with us (other than bathing suits and money?) The towns look close enough that we can stop and purchase water, food, wine etc. but we will definitely bring a hiking bag if there are other items we will appreciate having.
      Second question - we will be flying out of Milan or Pisa to Paris on Tuesday. I see that we can take the train from Vernazza to La Spezia and transfer to Milan or Pisa. Does anyone recommend a car service that will drive us to either airport? Is that going to make our lives much easier, or not worth the money? How about a car to drive us to La Spezia?
      THANK YOU in advance!

      3 Answers Aug 8, 2011 at 2:59 AM
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      Parking in Vernazza? July 2011

      by jserel Online Now Jun 30, 2011 at 6:20 PM


      My parents are stuck traveling to Vernazza by car. Can anyone recommend a parking solution - parking in La Spezia is not an option for them, but we've heard that it may be possible to park in Monterosso al Mare. If so, how much would this cost to park per day? Is this a reasonable option? Does anyone have a link to follow up with?

      Much appreciated!

      Thank you!

      3 Answers Jun 30, 2011 at 11:17 PM
    • Suggestions and advice?

      by Emmnemms Online Now May 3, 2011 at 12:35 PM

      Hey :) So i am planning a backpacking trip in October that starts in Santorini and ends in Madrid.
      I am hoping to stay a few days in the CT and would like some advice.

      1) Does the regional train ( from La Spezia to Vernazza) run in October? The trenitalia website is coming up blank.

      2) I was thinking that i would stay 2 maybe 3 days in Vernazza and one day walk north, and the next, walk south. Spacing the hike between two days so i could not be overly exhausted and take time to see whatever i want without having to worry about anything. This sound like a good plan? Or would staying in Corniglia be better?

      3) Anyone know of any decent low cost hostels in the CT? I don't minds sharing a room, just needs to be clean and have a place for me to safely store my bag. I'm hoping to pay about35 or less a night.

      6 Answers May 4, 2011 at 8:54 AM
    • How much is the train from La Spezia to Vernazza

      by Emmnemms Online Now May 2, 2011 at 3:16 PM

      Hey :)
      I am mapping out a backpacking trip through Greece, Italy, and Spain.

      At the moment i am looking at flying from Athens to Rome, spend a few days in Rome, take the train to Florence, bum around a bit in Florence, and am looking into the cost of traveling to Vernazza for 3-4 days, a break from the cities.

      I know how to get from Florence --> La Spezia, but i am having problems finding the price for the train from la Spezia - Vernazza.

      A link would be great :D

      3 Answers May 3, 2011 at 4:30 PM
    • travelling by train from Florence to Cinque Terre and then onto Rome

      by AnnPeter Online Now Mar 9, 2011 at 1:48 PM

      Hi again
      We will be travelling from Florence to the one of the villages of the Cinque Terre to stay for 4 nights in October 2011.

      Is it easy to do this in one day or do you need to stop in La Spezia for a night? Are we able to buy the ticket on the day we wish to travel or does it have to be booked in advance (from Australia or at Florence - we will be there for 4 days)?

      Also, we will be travelling to Rome afterwards; will this need to be booked from Australia or would it be ok to do it at La Spezia? I believe that we can get a train direct from La Spezia to Rome is this correct?
      Many thanks.

      3 Answers Mar 10, 2011 at 2:35 PM
    • From Vernazza to Rome Airport

      by billcates Online Now Feb 27, 2011 at 8:34 AM

      What are my options to get from Vernazza to Rome airport? I have a 12:00p flight on Sunday. Can I catch an early train or hire a car service that will get me to the airport by 10:00am? Or need I travel the night before and book a hotel near the airport?

      5 Answers Feb 27, 2011 at 10:18 AM
    • Where to sleep in Vernazza??

      by diegob Online Now Feb 9, 2011 at 6:14 PM

      Does anyone knows where to sleep in Vernazza
      without spending more than 70 euros??
      Thank you!

      2 Answers Feb 9, 2011 at 11:17 PM
    • Train to hotels in Vernazzo

      by robertvolp Online Now Jan 10, 2011 at 8:39 AM

      My wife has great difficulty climbing many stirs . Is there a n elevator har train station to get near hotels?

      5 Answers Jan 18, 2011 at 10:28 AM

      by MERCEGALICIA Online Now Jul 23, 2010 at 1:59 AM

      Hi everyone! We would like to go to Cinque Terre in August. We're staying in Rapallo, so we're thinking in taking the train and hop off Monterroso, Vernazza and Riomaggiore. We have a 15th months baby who doesn't walk yet, so which places are more easier to access and walk most of the time with a stroller? Is it the train the best option? Thank you

      6 Answers Aug 3, 2010 at 1:01 AM
    • Craft shop?

      by AdrienneA Online Now Jul 16, 2010 at 3:07 AM

      I am trying to find out about some pottery that I saw in a craft shop in Vernazza last week. I never got back in to buy the bowl I was looking at. It was locally made, looked kind of like a rock on the outside, grey shades with a blue glaze in the middle. If anyone knows the name of the artist or the shop I really would like to hear about it. Thank you

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      by traa Online Now May 18, 2010 at 7:31 AM

      Hi everyone,

      i need some advice about my plan:

      saturday 22nd May
      arriving in Bologna around noon. Stary overnight in Bologna (never been there and we want to avoid the weekend crowds in CT).

      Sunday 23rd may
      departing from Bologna to Vernazza or Monterosso by train
      Stay overnight in one of these villages (suggetions?)

      Monday 24th may
      depart from Ver or Mont by train to visit the other villages
      Stay overnight in one of these villages or La Spezia(suggetions?)

      Arrive in La Spezia or depart from there (depending on where we sleep the night before) by rented car.

      Tuesday and Wednesday
      we have these two days to visit Sienna, Pisa, lucca and Florence... I know all of them but Siena. we still have to work out this itinerary...maybe drive straight from la spezia to siena, passing by pisa and lucca. Stay overnight in Siena on Tuesday and on wednesday we could go to florence and stay there overnight.

      On Thursday we have a flight back to lisbon around noon. Is it advisable to drive from Florence early in the morning and drop off the car at the airport and check in around 10? I mean, leaving Florence around 7:30 to be at the airport at 9 - drop off the car and go to the chek in.

      Well, maybe this is a bit confusing... all advices are welcome.
      PS: I wouldn´t mind to stay a night in Lucca. I love it but on the other hand a night in Florence is always tempting and Siena none of us knows it yet...

      Thank you!

      4 Answers May 19, 2010 at 4:54 AM
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      Driving from Nice to Vernazza to Piza, what to do with car in Vernazza

      by ericaandscott Online Now Apr 25, 2010 at 10:27 PM


      One leg of our journey includes driving from Nice to Vernazza and staying there for 3 nights. Then we are driving to Livorno in the evening to catch a ferry, will probably stop off in Pisa on the way there for the afternoon.

      Does anybody have any suggestions what would be most suitable and economical place to park our car whilst we are in Vernazza and the transport we would use to get to and from our car on arrival and departure from Vernazza?

      Thank you

      3 Answers Apr 26, 2010 at 12:51 AM
    • Problem -- Where to park when staying in Vernazza

      by Gaily123 Online Now Apr 22, 2010 at 6:58 AM

      I have heard several options for parking a car while in Cinque Terre (Vernazza), but am confused as to the best choice these days. We will be coming to CT from Lucca and staying June 8, 9, and 10. Where is the safest place to leave our car for three days and most convenient to get to and from Vernazza with suitcases? The problem I see is that we will have pick the car up early in the morning on the 10th because we have to get back to Rome to catch a plane that evening. We are worried about timing and best place to leave car that is easy to get to and from Vernazza.

      3 Answers Apr 22, 2010 at 9:38 AM
    • Camere Giuliano

      by 356Porsche Online Now Apr 4, 2010 at 5:01 PM

      Ok, I give up. How do you contact this place for a price quote and to determine if they have a room? It sounds really nice but I need help making a reservation.
      Thanks for any help.

      1 Answer Apr 4, 2010 at 5:33 PM