From Tuscany, in just over an hour drive you reach La Spezia, Lerici or Portovenere where in summer the boats depart regularly several times a day. The Cinque Terre can also be reached by train, although from the boat you can enjoy a unique view of the sea and have a truly breathtaking view of the coast.
Cinque Terre is a territory in which sea and land are founded forming a unique and evocative area. 18 kilometres of rocky coastline abounding with abundant bays, beaches and deep sea, surrounded by mountains running parrellel to the coast. Terracings cultivated with vineyards and olives, kept under control by old dry stone walls. A naturalistic heritage of great variety. Paths and mule tracks look onto breathtaking views. Five villages, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso face onto the sea. An environment in which centuries old work of generations has transformed an inaccessable territory into a landscape of extraordinary beauty. A Protected Marine Area and a National Park which protect the absolute uniqueness. The “Cinque Terre” has been declared a World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 1997.
How to arrive
During spring and summer there are daily connections several times a day by sea from La Spezia, Lerici and Porto Venere to Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The Cinque Terre line has as terminus Monterosso.
For departure times of the boats 2014 download here:
Orario Battelli: La Spezia – CinqueTerre, ING 2014
Trips are quite often from La Spezia, especially during the summer season and local trains stop at all railway stations of the Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare.
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