CINQUE TERRE FAQ
What are the Cinque Terre?
Where are the Cinque Terre?
Cinque Terre are located in Liguria, a costal region of north-western Italy. The nearest big cities are La Spezia (about 20km/12miles), Genoa that is the capital of the Liguria region (about 88km/56miles) and Pisa in the Tuscany region (about 90km/55miles).
Check also the map of Cinque Terre:
How to get to Cinque Terre?
The best way to get to Cinque Terre is by train or if you want to enjoy the beautiful views by boat. You can also reach it by car but you must pay the parking and in the high season like in the Summer is hard to find some place to park.
By TrainThe five villages are well connected by train, especially during the summer the trains stop in each village. You can get to the Cinque Terre from the most important Italian cities like Milan, Florence, Venice, Rome, Genoa, and Pisa. Here you can check timetables or buy tickets: Trenitalia (the primary train operator in Italy).
By CarThere are differents ways to get to the Cinque Terre, especially depends on which village are you planning to travel and from which part of Italy are you coming.
Whole Italy - Monterosso: take the exit highway named Carrodano/Levanto and from here you must follow roads directions to Monterosso.
Whole Italy - Vernazza: take the exit highway Brugnato/Borghetto and from here follow the roads directions to Vernazza.
Whole Italy - Manarola and Riomaggiore: you must go to the city of La Spezia and from here follow the road directions to the Strada Provinciale delle Cinque Terre.
Northwestern Italy (Turin, Milan, Genoa) - Corniglia: take the exit highway Brugnato/Borghetto and from here follow the road directions to Corniglia.
Northeast and Central Italy (Venice, Bolonia, Parma, Pisa, Florence, Rome) - Corniglia: you must go to the city of La Spezia and from here follow the road directions to Corniglia.
By BoatDo you want to enjoy beautiful views and sunsets? You can a take a boat from La Spezia, Lerici, Portovenere and Levanto. So, you can discover with you eyes the beauty of the Cinque Terre towns. Here you can check timetables and more information: Cinque Terre Maritime Tourism Consortium.
What is the best time to visit?
Do you want to enjoy the Mediterranean Climate and Quiet? The best time to visit is surely in the Spring, and at the start/end of Summer.Check the Weather of Cinque Terre.
What are the best things to do?
In these fantastic villages, you can find a lot of things to do: Hiking, Beaches, Monuments, Historical buildings, and Food & Drink.Check the 10 Best Things to do in Cinque Terre.
What Cinque Terre trails are open?
A lot of people are coming in these suggestive villages especially for walking and hiking on the amazing coastal trails. Unfortunately due to weather conditions and to the fragility of the paths, some of them are inaccessible.
Watch the Paths and Outdoor updates.
If you have some doubt about the path choice you want to hike, see the 4 most beautiful hiking trails of Cinque Terre.
What are the best places to stay?
Where To Eat?
In the Liguria region, Cinque Terre, Portofino (Golfo del Tigullio) you can taste some of the best food in Italy like pesto alla genovese, focaccia, farinata, ravioli, cappon magro, without forgetting the delicious wines.Restaurants of Tigullio