Cinque Terre (“The Five Lands”) includes FIVE small villages on the west coast of Italy, namely;
– Monterosso al Mare
Small/Little village (“piccolo paese” in Italian)
On the west coast of Italy (“sulla costa occidentale d’Italia” in Italian)
Cars aren’t allowed in that area. The only transportation is either taking local trains or on ferries.
Italy’s Riviera (The coast of Italy):
Cinque Terre (“The Five Lands”)
Train to Cinque Terre
From Rome to Cinque Terre: train connection
Take either a reserved Frecciabianca or a reserved Intercity train from Rome to La Spezia Centrale, from connect to an unreserved “regionale” train to your final destination within the Cinque Terre.
Rome (Roma in Italian)
reginal (regionale in Italian)
From Florence to Cinque Terre: train connection
The departure station in Florence is “Firenze S.M. Novelle” and the arrival station is “La Spezia Centrale” in La Spezia. From La Spezia Centrale to Riomaggiore is only 8-15 minutes (depending on the time of day) and 17-30 minutes all the way to Monterosso (17 min if express – non stop)
Florence (Firenze in Italian)
Firenze S.M. Novelle (Stazione di Santa Maria Novella – in Italian)
La Spezia Central Railway Station (La Spezia Centrale – in Italian)
Day return from Florence (Firenze)
2.5 – 3 hours each way just for travel, usually involving some train changes
Portovenere vista da un drone
View from a drone
CINQUE TERRE 2014!