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      Ferragosto in Portofino

      Portofino Aug 2, 2016 at 9:37 AM

      Hi all, we are planning a visit on the 15th of August and I'm wondering if shops and restaurants will be open or closed since this is a national holiday. Does anyone know if businesses will be open on the 15th of August?

    • Best Town to Stay in Cinque Terre in November?

      Riomaggiore Aug 1, 2016 at 6:21 AM

      Hi, my husband and I are travelling to Cinque Terre for 2 nights in late November this year.
      We are choosing between staying in one of the Cinque Terre towns, or in La Spezia.
      We feel we would like to wake up in one of the towns and experience them fully, but we realise that November is low season and we are wondering which would be the best town to stay in so we can experience the 5 towns, but also be able to find somewhere to eat at night. Will any restaurants be open in Cinque Terre in November? Which town would be the best for both food and access to the other towns?

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      Train or bus to Cinque Terre

      Riomaggiore Jul 29, 2016 at 3:52 PM

      Hello, what train or bus leaves from Pisa to Cinque Terre? How many hours travelling?

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      Hotel Grand Portovenere

      Portovenere Aug 7, 2016 at 9:54 AM

      I booked a reservation with this hotel back in April (they had a 3 night special pricing deal), which would have been wonderful except that I injured my leg and had to post pone my trip until this month. They did give me a voucher for the full price, but it has to be used by Nov 1st of this year, so after that special ran out I ended up only being able to afford two nights with the voucher.

      So this morning I was checking on their website for any events happening this month and low and behold I saw another 3 night special. So immediately contacted them by email and asked if I could get the special and add the extra night? I have been back and forth by email to this hotel because on their website they do not see the 3 night special offer. I have gone to the website several times this morning and I am seeing it. If they do not want to offer it to me then they should just say, not available with your reservation or something, instead they are saying it does not exist.
      So my question is for today only.... Can someone other than me see what i am seeing: If you are willing to try it for me, please go to Choose the EN for English, on the left side it will say Deals, chose Deals and the options should pop up on the right, 2 Nights, 3 Nights, etc... Please click on 3 Nights and see if there is a special that runs to Nov 1, 2016. I am sure it is not my computer glitch.... Thank you Francine

    • Best route

      Genoa Aug 13, 2016 at 10:07 AM

      What is the best route from the Cruise Dock to the Tourist Information Centre? How long will it take? We have a walking tour booked from the TIC.

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      Trolley-bus Sanremo - Ventimiglia

      San Remo Jul 30, 2016 at 3:49 AM

      Hi! Is the trolley-bus line Sanremo – Ventimiglia functioning? Where does one board the trolley-bus? What is the fare and where does one buy the ticket? Where I can find the timetable? Grazie mille :)

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      Cinque terre

      Riomaggiore Jul 29, 2016 at 4:12 PM

      I have read that cinque terre is 5 villages. What is the name of the village in the photo?

    • dropping rental car before heading to Manarola from Castellina

      by DenaM6 Online Now Feb 11, 2016 at 7:29 AM

      We will need to drop a rental car which will be on a Sunday. We will be leaving Castellina and heading to Manarola. Trying to decide where to drop the car before heading to Manarola. Looking to know if we should drive most of the way or train the entire way. There are 4 of us traveling and each have 1 large piece of luggage. I've considered dropping car in Siena and getting the train with multi stops to Manarola, but i"m not sure is this is the best option. Please advise.
      Thank you

      10 Answers Feb 14, 2016 at 7:05 AM
    • Stay in June

      by tfontana21 Online Now Feb 23, 2015 at 6:07 AM

      My fiancee and i are honeymooning in Cinque Terre in June and staying in Manarola. Did we make a good decision? How long does it take to get to Vernazza?


      38 Answers Feb 25, 2015 at 8:02 AM
    • Manarola to Nice

      by peterchambers Online Now Jul 30, 2014 at 4:25 AM

      what is the best way (fastest / cheapest) to get from manarola to nice

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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      Is 1 night staying in Manarola enough?

      by Alternatizm Online Now May 22, 2014 at 8:12 AM

      I am planing to visit Cinque Terre (only Vernazza, Manarola, Riomaggiore) which will stay in Manarola for a night then go to Tuscany. Do you think 1 night is enough? (I will have a tight schedule if staying more than a night)

      2 Answers May 22, 2014 at 4:52 PM
    • pisa to manarola

      by adar1122 Online Now May 1, 2014 at 4:27 AM

      I'm coming to manarola in July. my flight lands in Pisa. how do I get to manarola by train? do I have to go to la spezia first and then go to manarola? Do I need to order the train tickets in advance so it will be cheaper? if so, where do I do it?
      Also... how much will it cost me to buy a free pass train per day? I'm planning to visit the cinque terre villages for 4 nights and also want to take a train for a day in portofino.... thanks for any help

      14 Answers May 1, 2014 at 11:58 AM
    • Getting from train station to downtown Maranola, Italy

      by a009475 Online Now Feb 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

      Are there cabs from the train station to downtown or the waterfront? Or do I resign myself to shlupping all suitcases from the train to where we are staying? Or, can you take a cab from the La Spezia train station to anywhere in Maranola? Thanks,

      3 Answers Feb 6, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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      May ritual?

      by lynclarke Online Now Jan 19, 2014 at 5:23 AM

      We stayed in Manarola for a week in the beginning of May. On our last night there, (maybe around the 10th) we heard singers going from door to door singing the same little ditty at each door. At first we thought we were hearing a bunch of drunks until the ritual continued to what seemed like every door in Manarola. Can someone tell me what we were hearing?

      5 Answers Jan 20, 2014 at 7:18 AM
    • Car Service

      by Rug Online Now Sep 30, 2013 at 11:29 PM

      Looking for transportation from Genoa airport to Manarola at 22:00. Any suggestions? I am told the last train leaves prior to my arrival time.

      4 Answers Oct 2, 2013 at 3:20 AM
    • A boat to Portifino!

      by nessbarrett Online Now Jul 13, 2013 at 8:47 PM

      We are staying in Manarola for 4 nights then going to Portofino for 2. We would like to go by boat but the ferry service I looked up seems to do Mon, Weds & Fri only. We are leaving on the Thurs. Could you please suggest other boat/ferry companies that will take us. Thanks.

      2 Answers Jul 14, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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      ll Patio in manarola

      by florry Online Now Aug 3, 2012 at 2:42 AM

      I will be staying for 6 days in the apartment 1 on ll Patio in Manarola. Looking at the photos and reviews I still dont know if I can make coffee there in the morning? Should I bring a filter with me ? Love my coffee in the morning:)

      8 Answers Aug 4, 2012 at 3:41 AM
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      Manarola accomdation

      by AllieK Online Now Jan 2, 2012 at 3:02 AM

      Im looking for Manarola accomodation that has a balcony and good sea veiws but is cheap.
      Im on a budget but I would still really like something lovley to here.
      Or just any accomdation there in general would be good to.

      4 Answers Feb 29, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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      Cinque Terre Ferry Schedule

      by fastoy Online Now Jun 11, 2011 at 2:19 PM

      We will be visiting Cinque Terre in the fall of 2011. I have read somewhere that the ferries "stop in October."

      I have visited and looked at their schedule PDF but I don't see that it mentions discontinuing of the schedule in the fall.

      Will the ferries be running normally in October?

      2 Answers Jun 11, 2011 at 4:30 PM
    • Slate manarola painting

      by douglasivan Online Now Sep 10, 2010 at 2:23 PM

      On a previous visit, I purchased small slate hand paintings from each of the 5 towns of Cinque Terra. They are about 10cm x 10 cm squares handpainted with the name of the town also painted on it. I was unable to get one from Manarola and am trying to find a shop that sells them. Can you help?
      Thank you.

    • Train Service

      by gcompton Online Now Apr 22, 2010 at 9:18 AM

      Is it better to connect to Manarolo in Genoa or La Spezia?

      Can you purchase train tickets in advance for getting to Manarolo either from the Genoa Station or the La Spezia Station?

      Where can I find the schedules for the local/commuter train that service the Cinque Terre area from either Genoa or La Spezia?


      G Compton

      3 Answers Apr 22, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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      trains from La Spezia and Manarola

      by cdnagent Online Now Jul 19, 2009 at 12:35 PM


      I am trying to find out the train schedules between La Spezia and Manarola. Do you know if reservations are required on that regional train?

      Thank you

      4 Answers May 6, 2011 at 12:56 PM
    • Il Patio

      by iloveaustria Online Now Sep 2, 2008 at 4:02 PM

      Has anyone stayed at Il Patio? It is located above the restaurant La Scogliera. Do you know if that restaurant is open? I had heard that it closed.
      We have rented 2 rooms and 2 apts in Il Patio for 2 nights in October.


      by anitachia Online Now Feb 16, 2008 at 12:45 AM

      Need advise on how do I get to the apartmentS from the train station (will be arriving from Milan) as we will have 1 big luggage and looking at the pictures, seems that we will have to have a long walk to most accommodations : Thanks.

      2 Answers Feb 16, 2008 at 7:20 AM
    • Stayed at Baranin apartment?

      by JSimp7 Online Now Feb 11, 2008 at 4:52 PM

      Hi, I'm considering booking Apartment #1 thru Baranin in Manarola. Has anyone stayed there? I'm having a hard time deciding because we really would like an apartment with a kitchen and a terrace with a sea view. But, we can't seem to find this in one have to make some sacrifices, I know! :-) This apartment has a kitchen and seems to have a terrace with a view of the hills not the ocean, but it's hard to tell from the website.

      If you have any input on this apartment or suggestions on others, please let me know. Thanks!

      1 Answer Feb 11, 2008 at 5:55 PM
    • Holiday trip

      by doccate Online Now Oct 14, 2007 at 7:55 AM

      Our family will be traveling to Cinque Terre late Dec/early January. Any advice about weather expectations and whether the ferry is in service would be wonderful. We'd like to walk most, if not all, the trail. Is it mostly flat, or are there very steep sections? Any recommemdations for accomodations would be appreciated. Driving time from Florence would be a bonus. Thanx.

      5 Answers Oct 14, 2007 at 5:58 PM
    • Travel from Bergamo Airport to Manarola

      by mishii Online Now May 2, 2006 at 8:11 PM

      I am looking for the best/fastest route from Bergamo Airport to Manarola.
      We are travelling in July. I can get train times, but not any bus routes. Should I reserve seats? Travelling midweek.
      Any help would be appreciated.

      3 Answers May 3, 2006 at 1:46 AM
    • Weather on the Ligurian Coast.

      by trinks Online Now Sep 26, 2005 at 12:18 PM

      Can anyone tell me what the weather may be like in late November. I had planned to visit Cinque Terre the last week in November and want to plan accordingly. Will it be cold? Raining? Mild?

      Thanks to anyone who takes the time to answer!

      Happy travels!

      3 Answers Sep 27, 2005 at 3:41 PM
    • valar

      by valar Online Now Aug 19, 2005 at 9:20 PM

      has any one stayed at Paulo's place?

      2 Answers Aug 19, 2005 at 11:39 PM
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      Weather in May

      by marybutton Online Now Feb 8, 2005 at 3:02 PM

      Any ideas of what type of weather to expect in May? Looking forward to hiking the Cinque Terre & also hiking near Santa Margherita. Thanks

      16 Answers Feb 10, 2005 at 10:45 AM
    • Help!

      by bedenji Online Now Sep 20, 2004 at 6:50 PM

      I will be in the Cinque Terre for only a few hours during the beginning of December and planned to hike between Manarola and Riomaggiore. Can anyone give me any hints on these two towns (i.e. good places to eat and shop; where are the best views). Also, how far is each town's train station from the Via del Amore? Thank you for your help!

      3 Answers Sep 20, 2004 at 7:17 PM
    • restaurants

      by monacreedon Online Now Aug 30, 2004 at 5:01 AM

      i will be traveling to 5 terre in sept. can anyone reccomend some good restaurants in any of the villages regards mona

      3 Answers Aug 31, 2004 at 3:04 AM
    • Places to stay in Manarola

      by iloveaustria Online Now Jun 13, 2004 at 4:44 AM

      Has anyone stayed at Alla Porta Rossa or La Torretta? Da Baranin if full and we do not want a hostel. Any other suggestions? Thanks, Carol

      5 Answers Feb 21, 2008 at 5:14 AM
    • Cheap accomodation?

      by Katiana Online Now Apr 24, 2004 at 2:54 PM

      Are there any youth hostels in Manarola, or any other cheap places to stay?And do you know if any of the other cities in the Cinque Terre have youth hostels, any help, or tips on anything in that area would help a lot too!! thanks kate

      4 Answers Nov 8, 2004 at 6:52 PM