Hotel Astoria La Spezia

Via Roma 139, La Spezia, Italian Riviera, 19100, Italy
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The old, tall buildings of the Ligurian cliffsideThe old, tall buildings of the Ligurian cliffside

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Golfo dei PoetiGolfo dei Poeti

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help with train travel

by nmac

I'm wondering if I can travel from LaSpezia to Volterra by train?

Re: help with train travel

by leics

Well, no.

Volterra does not have a railway station....it is a hill-town.

The nmearest station is Volterra/Saline, and you can certainly catch a train from La sp to there. Times, details and fares in English here:

http://www.trenitalia.com/homepage_en.html

Put 'Saline' into the searchbox. Journey time is 3+hours, with a change. One-way fare from 9.20 euro.

From Saline you will need to get a bus up into Volterra itself. Bus 865 or 866 here:

http://www.cpt.pisa.it/orari/extra.htm

Alternatively, you could get the trian to Florence, then the bus to Volterra.

Bus times here:

http://www.sitabus.it/wps/portal/DovePartire_Toscana

Click on te 'Linea Firenze>Sinea' link and you'll get a pdf leaflet.....you'll have to change buses at Valle Col d'Elsa.

Re: help with train travel

by Venelin

A more straightforward option than going to Florence might be to take the train only to Pontedera. There you change onto the bus to Volterra, which is more frequent, because this is Volterra's better-accessed train station on a main line. Timetables for the bus here:

http://www.cpt.pisa.it/orari/extra/linea500.htm

I remember that I paid something like 4 euro one-way for the bus.

Depending on the particular time of the day going through Cecina or Pontedera might offer travel times of varying length, I guess.

Travel Tips for La Spezia

Take the train to the towns of...

by Aragu

Take the train to the towns of the Cinque Terre and enjoy these charming towns! Vernazza has a beautiful harbor where you can climb up to the top of an old castle and take in the beautiful view. Even in winter, it is well worth it! We were there Dec 26-27 and had beutifully clear weather! The pace is very slow in this area. Slow down, enjoy some great food, stop to watch the amazing sunsets and just relax. As we wandered among these towns we kept thinking, 'Life doesn't get any better than this!'

Buying some wine and foccacia....

by chrissyalex

Buying some wine and foccacia. The sides of the hills of Le Cinque Terre are planted with grape vines.These grapes are used to produce a white wine called 'Sciacchetra' which means 'press and pull'. It is very good!

Packing List

by bcc8

Bring a daypack and load it with a couple bottles of water and some delicious sandwiches from a local snack bar...then find a spot while hiking the trail and enjoy a scenic lunch! I highly recommend a good pair of trekking shoes for the trail between the 5 towns. There are lots of slopes, stairs, and rocky crossings. If the trail is at all wet the rocks are EXTREMELY slippery. A good pair of shoes can make all the difference.

Jumping off to the Cinque Terre

by Bunsch

"An exploration waiting to happen"

La Spezia wasn't part of our touring plan. We'd expected to stop at Lago di Pucchini but we missed the exit on the autostrada and before you could blink, we'd reached this naval enclave at a broad inlet of the Ligurian Sea, and we'd arrived hungry as bears because, it being Sunday, we couldn't find any open restaurants. We drove aimlessly down to the Embarcadero, assuming we'd find a lovely seaside restaurant awaiting, but all we managed to find was an off-limits area where a stern military policeman directed us to exit at once. (He did have a nice sea view, though.)

Eventually we parked and began walking about, looking for eateries. There were lovely public gardens, with well-built apartment blocks behind them, but there seemed to be nowhere to eat.

We knew that if we wanted to visit the lovely hillside towns of the Cinque Terre, this would have been our point of departure -- by boat, train, or foot -- but we were heading in the opposite direction, to Parma. We just needed some food to fuel the journey!

So...I am sure La Spezia has an abundance of treasures, museums, vistas, churches, and restaurants, but they're going to have to wait until my next visit.

Bella Cinque Terra

by bcc8

I visited the beautiful and serene Cinque Terra for 2 nights and 3 days during the off-season. The weather might have been too cool for swimming, but the lack of tourists made it all worthwhile. I hiked the famous trail between the 5 towns and only came across 5 or 6 other hikers the whole time! Each town has it's own charms...my favorites were Riomaggiorio, the friendliest, and Vernazza, the most beautiful. Cinque Terra is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the more urban treasures Italia has to offer. It's a relaxing way to unwind after long trip...

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Address: Via Roma 139, La Spezia, Italian Riviera, 19100, Italy