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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2016
dancing Cinque Terre  (1 Answer)

Where is there dancing

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2016
Easter 2016  (6 Answers)

hi we will be visiting over Easter weekend and are wondering if there is any special celebration and time and places of a church we could attend on Sunday?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 03, 2015
Monterroso to Vernazza  (3 Answers)

I understand the trail between these two places is the steepest and most difficult. Would it be good or silly to use a walking stick? I get nervous when there are no guard rails or if the trail is slippery in May. Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 25, 2015
Getting from monterosso train station to the ferry terminal  (3 Answers)

We are travelling by train from Ventimiglia to Monterosso by train, and then want to catch the cinque terre ferry.
Can anyone tell me the ferry location and how we would get there? We are a party of 3 adults, with one elderly adult

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 21, 2014
Mass Times  (7 Answers)

What time is Mass on Sundays in Monterosso al Mare?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 15, 2014
least challenging walk from train to one of the villages  (4 Answers)

I have an 80 year grandfather who wants to walk from the train down to one of the villages. Which village has the least challenging walk from Train to village?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2014
Train to Milan  (2 Answers)

Is there a morning train from Monterosso to Milan? We have a 4pm flight to Germany to catch

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 04, 2014
How best to see in one day  (7 Answers)

Will be on a cruise in April to Santa Margherita. Thinking of taking a train to Monterosso. What trails are best if we can only do one or two? What about ferries? If we see only three towns, which are best? Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 30, 2014
Cinque Terre over Easter weekend and night train from Livorno to Vienna  (3 Answers)

A three week adventure: Hi, my husband and I are flying into Nice for 3 nights then want to travel by train and stay in Monterosso, cinque terre for two nights, but it is Easter weekend. Will I be able to take a train on Monday, April 21? Heading to Lucca, with a stay in Tuscany for 5 days and then thinking of taking a night train from Livorno Italy to Vienna then onto Switzerland for the remainder of our trip and flying home to Miami from Zurich. Is this itinerary toooo much travel. We will drive in Tuscany and take trains the rest of our trip. Older active couple.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2014
luggage storage  (4 Answers)

Is there any type of luggage storage at the train station in Monterosso?
We are checking out of hotel and then touring the other cities and returning to Monterosso to leave to Milan in the afternoon.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 08, 2013
hotel pasquale

have any of you stayed in the hotel pasquale? I'm interested in room two cause of the balcony. Been there? Think higher up is better for better window views? room 5 has a baclony too??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2013
Leaving verona airport by car to Monterrosa  (8 Answers)

Is it possible to park in monterrosa?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 29, 2013
american woman jewelry artist in Monterosso  (1 Answer)

can't remember name of store of two american women artists, one a painter and the other beautiful silver chain jewelry in the old part of Monterosso around the corner from the church.
Do you know them and do they have a web site?
Thanks for the help. Barbara

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2013
transporatation between cruise ships at La Spezia and Monterosso  (4 Answers)

How easy is it to travel to Monterosso, are trains/buses frequent or reliable. Don't want to miss my boat. Travelling this July.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2012
The Cinque Terre Hairball  (36 Answers)

Multiple questions here:

We'll be in Monterosso for 3 nights May 28th - 30th and will spend our first day in transit/exploring the immediate area and the next two hiking the trails. Current information is sort of all over the place (including rebuildmoterosso and savevernazza) so I've been using the park site as my main reference as it seems to have to more regular updates. It's still light on a lot of details, though.

We are, of course, interested in the #2 Percorso Azzurro trail. The sections from Monterosso to Vernazza and Manarola to Riomaggiore are open but the large middle piece between Vernazza and Manarola is still closed. That could change between now and then but I'm looking for a recommended alternative route between these villages as Plan B. Any suggestions? We do want to explore both Corniglia and Manarola so don't want a route that bypasses them altogether.

Also a question about park tickets: I can get two-day hiking OR two-day hiking/train tickets. I've seen recommendations to just buy individual train tickets in the village stations as needed but also saw this from one of the area rental sites:

"Any train station in Cinque Terre has offices selling both tickets and Cinque Terre cards but they have closing times during the day and anyway they all close usually at 19:00 at night"

Ok, so we could buy a few tickets in advance and get around that. For sure, we want to hike south from Monterosso to Riomaggiore and take the train back but unexpected trail closures, weather problems, etc could have us taking the train more than originally planned.

I assume tickets purchased for the train between villages can just be validated and used as needed?

And I assume I can pick up a train schedule at any of the major stations/tourist info offices? This would be a REGIONAL train, correct?

I do not see any other public transport option between villages, right?

CT Hikers, do you recommend the 2-day CT pass just for the trails or the trail/train combo? The difference between them is about 10 euro so I guess it's not a huge amount but...

Does the clock start ticking on park passes the moment they're purchased or not until you sign, date and use them the first time?

Thanks folks - this is just one of multiple locations we'll be visiting and the brain is on overload here. Oh, and if any of your have another favorite area hike(s) recommended for one of our two days, I'm all ears.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 13, 2012
I am confused  (7 Answers)

I have been trolling through so much information about the Cinque Terre and am totally confused. Can anyone help? We are staying for 4 nighs in early May. Which town should we stay in and where should we stay? We are 60 and will be travelling by train from Santa Margherita and on to Florence. I have recently had a knee replacement I am fit but do not wish to walk up too many steps to a hotel with luggage. So...a good hotel near a railway station in which town?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 05, 2011
High on a hill  (18 Answers)

We are looking at booking accommodation for 3 nights next April (2012). We have seen a place that is high on a hill and wondered has anyone experienced this. Is there a track or bus down to the ocean and how long does it take to get down there? We like the look of the views but how will we be able to get there from the rail at La Special?
Hope you can help. All advice welcomed.
Keen to travel...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 09, 2011
rail to Cinque Terre  (8 Answers)

We plan to travel from Milan to Monterosso al Mare by rail in April. Which would be the preferable route, via Levanto or via La Spezia?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 07, 2010
No Bookings  (5 Answers)

I will be in Monterosso for a few days in mid Sept. I have been trying desperately to find reasonably priced accommodations online but sadly have not been successful. The only accommodations left are the really expensive Hotels, which is out of my Budget. I realize now that I should've booked this way in advance since I've read some reviews where people have even booked 6 months prior. I will be there in a week or so and would like to know if it's possible to just get there and wing it. Would there be accommodations available with no reservations in advance? Should I cancel this part of my trip b/c of this?

Looking forward to your advice....Thanks!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 05, 2010
Car rental in Monterosso  (5 Answers)

I am planning a trip in Cinque Terre in September. I will be arriving by Pise then taking the train to Riomaggiore. Then, will hike in Cinque Terre until Monterosso. Once in Monterosso, I would like to rent a car to cross over to Venise in order to catch a ferry to Croatie. I can't seem to find a car rental place in Monterosso that would allow me to drop it off in Venise. Any suggestion? Should I reverse my trip to arrive by Genoa then start in Monterosso down to Riomaggiore? Thanks in advance for your kind advice.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 25, 2010
A la carte train, walk, boat versus Cinque Terre Card  (3 Answers)

We plan a day from Genoa by train with stops at Monterosso, Veranzza and Manarola, then walk the trail to Riomaggiore and then boat to Monterosso and train from there back to Genoa. Much talk of the Cinque Terre train/boat card but not at all clear about:

1) Do we buy one ticket from Genoa to Monterosso round trip and then also buy a Cinque Terre Card that covers all locally all the above including boat ride?

2) Is there one single Cinque Terre Train/Boat card we use from Genoa?

3) One goal is to avoid having to queue up at local Cinque Terre stations to buy tickets.

Sooo, can we do it all from the Genoa train station?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2010
Train Ticket  (1 Answer)

If I purchase a train ticket to Monterosso in Pisa airport which I plan to use on the direct train journey to Monterosso but if I miss that connection at Pisa Centrale can the same ticket be used on train from Pisa to La Spezia and then local train to Monterosso?
Is it better to buy a return ticket and is there a discount for the over 60's! We arrive Pisa airport Friday, May 14 and return to Pisa Tuesday, April 18.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 09, 2009
bed and breakfast on the beach  (15 Answers)

hello all,
Does anyone know of a beautiful bed and breakfast on the most beautiful beach in cinque terre? Is there a direct train from Rome to Cinque terre?What's the weather like first week of october?thank you in advance,lengleng

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 24, 2009
HELP! 2 questions about Monterosso...  (4 Answers)

Hi Everyone,

1) Can anyone recommend where there is FREE PARKING in Monterosso in mid-September? Does it exist?

2) What is the DIFFICULTY LEVEL of the hike from Levanto to Monterosso? I keep getting different feedback regarding how steep it is.

Thank you / Grazie!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2009
Is there ferry service or water taxi between MONTEROSSO & LEVANTO (mid-September evening)??!  (2 Answers)

Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to hammer out our travel plans in Liguria and wanted to know if there is ferry service or water taxis going from Monterosso to Levanto. This would be at night in mid-September.

Any help is appreciated. THANK YOU / GRAZIE!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2009
Trains  (3 Answers)

We are leaving Monterosso on the 19th June 2009- travelling by train to Rome.the train leaves La Spezia Cantrale at 6.51. Is there an early train form Monterosso to La Spezia?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 25, 2009
Hotels in Cinque Terre  (5 Answers)

I was wondering if anyone would have some possible suggestions as to hotels in Cinque Terre? Good location, clean and not overly pricey are the most important considerations. This is for a September trip 2009. I am very open to suggestions. Thank you......Jim

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 25, 2009
Ferrari Factory  (1 Answer)

Visiting Monterosso al Mare in May & would like to visit the ferrari factory in Maranello. Are day trips available by train or bus from Monterosso to Maranello & return

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 14, 2009
Best airport access to Cinque Terre  (3 Answers)

Hello forum,

Can someone tell me what airport that would provide the easiest access to the Cinque Terre area? If you have some suggestions as to the best way to get to and from that area, be it bus or train etc, I would really appreciate the help.

Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 21, 2009
No Answer  (4 Answers)

I have been sending emails to the Hotel Palme in Monterosso al Mare [email] & [email] for some weeks now to confirm a booking but I have not had a reply. I have also telephoned from Australia and received a recorded message in Italian (which unfortunately I cannot understand) Can anyone help and let me know if their is a problem with Hotel Palme. Regards Lance

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