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How do I get to Cinque Terre by train?

How do I get to Cinque Terre by train?

The easiest way to get to the Cinque Terre is by train. From Genoa (Genova), take the local train towards La Spezia and get off at your destination. From La Spezia, take the local train, Cinque Terre Express, in direction Levanto. This train stops in all of the five villages.

Can you drive to Riomaggiore?

Drive the panoramic road from La Spezia to Riomaggiore (12 km). In Riomaggiore you will have to park outside the village, in a parking lot managed by the National Park. There is a shuttle service down to the centre of Riomaggiore.

Can you drive to Manarola?

The easiest village to reach by car is actually Monterosso, which also has the cheapest parking. Manarola and Riomaggiore do have parking lots above their towns, but you will need to walk from there to the center. Corniglia and Vernazza are more difficult to reach by car, due to narrow roads and limited parking space.

Where is the train station in Cinque Terre?

Vernazza’s scenic train station is located directly above the village and can be reached on foot in about five minutes, or by bus if you prefer not to walk. The station features public restrooms, a staffed ticket office, and a waiting room.

Is Genoa worth visiting?

The Port of Genoa remains Italy’s busiest sea port, so it’s unsurprising that even in the city itself there’s plenty of maritime history to discover. It’s well worth a visit, as it is one of Italy’s most important (and tallest) lighthouses, and is claimed to be the world’s third oldest lighthouse still in operation.

Are there cars in Cinque Terre?

You will often hear that the Cinque Terre is car-free, you cannot enter the villages, you should not come by car, etc. Well, actually, it is only partly true. Most of the villages are really for walking only but you can enter in some areas.

Can you walk between towns in Cinque Terre?

Some portions of the trail are very easy to walk, such as the paved section connecting Riomaggiore to Manarola, and other sections climb up and over hillsides with spectacular views along the coast. It takes about 5 hours to hike the entire distance, not counting the time to explore and linger in each town.

Which is the best village in Cinque Terre?

Riomaggiore is the best town in Cinque Terre for: young visitors, visitors interested in a lively, bigger center. Riomaggiore is, often, the cheapest town to stay in Cinque Terre.

What food is Genoa famous for?

Typical Genoese Dishes

  • Pesto. This sauce is known all over the world, it has become one of the symbols of Genova.
  • Pansoti with nut sauce.
  • Fried squids and anchovies.
  • Stockfish.
  • Focaccia and cheese.
  • Farinata.
  • Vegetable pies.
  • Genoese Cima.