Monterosso al Mare Transportation

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    Take a Hike

    by sue_stone Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The best way to get around Monterosso and the Cinque Terre is by foot.

    Walking along the cliffs between villages is a fantastic experience and the views are spectacular.

    You don't need proper hiking shoes, but sturdy foot wear is a must. Leave the stilettos at home!!

    We saw lots of people walking with poles, which may have made some of the steeper climbs a little easier - harder to juggle the camera though!!

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    Cruise the Cinque Terre

    by sue_stone Updated Feb 5, 2006

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    Cinque Terre Ferry
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    Navigazione Golfo dei Poeti runs shuttle boats between Monterosso - Vernazza - Manarola - Riomaggiore (they don't stop at Corniglia, as there is no harbour).

    You can buy a day pass and jump on and off along the way, or just a one-way ticket.

    A great way to see the beauty of the Cinque Terre!

    Daily trip 11,50euro - Daily trip reduced rate 6,50euro
    Monterosso - Vernazza: Return ticket 4,50euro - One way only 3,00euro

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    Train between the Cinque Terre Villages

    by sue_stone Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    To travel to Monterosso, and between the five villages of the Cinque Terre you can catch the train that runs between La Spezia and Genoa.

    Besides hiking, it is the easiest and quickest way to travel from village to village, but not very scenic - most of the time you are in tunnels through the mountains, with only an occasional glimpse of the ocean.

    The train is pretty slow, and not that frequent. There is usually 1-3 trains per hour in summer, and less as the weather gets colder. Some trains don't stop at all the villages, so make sure you check the timetable in advance.

    A one ride ticket costs around 1.50 euro and there is a day pass that you can buy too. Tickets are available at each of the towns stations, and make sure you pick up a timetable as well.

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    Boat tours

    by tini58de Updated Mar 25, 2007

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    To really enjoy the Cinque Terre it is a must to go on a boat tour from Monterosso to Riomaggiore (or vice versa)! Only that way you can appreciate the view of the villages snuggled against the mountains - with all bright colors of the houses and the vinyards all around!

    We went on a boat tour from Monterosso to Riomaggiore, which cost € 8 per person one way. It is also possible to buy a day pass, so that you can hop on and off the boat and spend some time in the villages before visiting the next one!

    Just be sure to watch the sun and the light before deciding which direction to take at what time of the day! Do check out the timetable here!

    Please note that the service will start on March 31st, 2007!

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    Getting to Monterosso

    by toonsarah Updated Sep 6, 2009

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    This is NOT one of the ferries ;-)

    There are several options for getting to Monterosso, as with all the Cinque Terre villages. On our first visit we had planned to take the ferry from Riomaggiore, only to find that rough seas meant that it was not stopping in the latter, so we came by train instead. Towards the end of our visit to the Cinque Terre we came back, this time by ferry from Vernazza, to revisit a shop whose various goods had taken our fancy.

    If you arrive by train you will be in the newer part of town, its northern half. This is the place to be if you want to spend time on the beach, but if like us you want to explore the older part of Monterosso you will need to follow the path round the headland to the south, with its old fort, or walk through the tunnel beneath it, to reach the harbour (where the ferry docks) and the quainter old town.

    You can also walk here, following the path from Vernazza. This is apparently the longest and most demanding stretch of the Cinque Terre cliff walk, but well worth doing if you have more time (and energy!) than we did.

    There is more information about the trains and ferries on my Riomaggiore page, or check out these useful websites:
    Trains ~ www.ferroviedellostato.it/
    Boats ~ www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it/

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    Train

    by croisbeauty Updated Mar 11, 2013

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    In 1870 the railroad line was built which opened up Monterosso al Mare to the outside world. Sounds funny but is true, until that period Monterosso was accesible only by sea or by mule paths that connected the villages of the Cinque Terre.
    In case of travelling and exploring Italy by car, it is advisible not to use it for visiting area of Cinque Terre. It is much more convinient to leave the car in La Spezia, Genova or Milano and travel to this area by train. From Milano or Genova there are inter-city lines and you need to check the timetables.
    La Spezia is the best starting point to reach Cingue Terre by train. There are several train compositions which contemporarily travel between La Spezia - Cinque Terre and back, very frequently (each few minutes) during day and night. The return ticket cost around 10 euros.

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    Walking

    by croisbeauty Updated Mar 11, 2013

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    the tunel which dividing the two parts of Monteros
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    The railway station of Monterosso al Mare is located in the new part of the town which is called Fegina. Out there is a long road called Passegiata Lungomare which connecting new and old parts of Monterosso. To reach the old town you must pass a single tunel which starts nearby Torre Aurora. The tunel is maybe 200m long. Somwhere around its end there is a doorway which leading to a small tunel, sort of section leading to the point from which you can see the open sea.

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    Boat

    by croisbeauty Updated Mar 13, 2013

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    Monterosso al Mare is accessible by sea, through the daily ferries that connect the various villages of the Cinque Terre with Portovenere, La Spezia and Lerici. The Maritime Consortium of Cinque Terre owns fleet of 16 boats of various sizes and the ferry lines between the different villages are very frequent during a day.
    One of the best way to see the places of Cinque Terre is to take a ferry trip to the four villages with access to the water., and you will get a great overall view of the different villages.
    The ferry runs from Easter through October, or later if the weather is warm and dry. For more informations regarding the ferry, including fares and a timetable, visit this site: http://www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it/home.asp?lang=eng

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    Treno (train)

    by myriam_c Written Sep 19, 2004

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    Do not visit the Cinque Terre by car. It's impossible to get rid of your car in the small mountain towns.
    We bought a Trenitalia Cinque Terre Card that included train service between Levanto and La Spezia (including all the Cinque Terre towns, of course) AND 'battello' (boat) service between Riomaggiore and Monterosso. The card is valid for 24 hours and costs (Sept. 2004) 13.50 euro in 2nd class. You can hop on and off the train and the boat as much as you like.
    Very convenient!
    Remember to validate your ticket before boarding the train!

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    Battello (boat)

    by myriam_c Written Sep 19, 2004

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    Do not visit the Cinque Terre by car. It's impossible to get rid of your car in the small mountain towns.
    We bought a Trenitalia Cinque Terre Card that included train service between Levanto and La Spezia (including all the Cinque Terre towns, of course) AND 'battello' (boat) service between Riomaggiore and Monterosso. The card is valid for 24 hours and costs (Sept. 2004) 13.50 euro in 2nd class. You can hop on and off the train and the boat as much as you like.
    Very convenient!

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    Trains

    by tini58de Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Monterosso train station

    To go from one Cinque Terre village to the other, the train is very convenient as well! Just don't expect great views: it is mostly tunnels!

    The fares are very reasonable: we paid 1 € to go from Vernazza to Monterosso (2006), but then it is only 5 km....

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    The best way to travel to and around Cinque Terre

    by guell Updated Apr 4, 2003

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    Next stop, Florence!

    Forget about bringing your car to this part of the country. The train is the BEST way to get around here. It is very affordable and convenient. We used it to travel to the area from Siena. We used it to get to Riomaggiore for our hike back to Monterosso. Then we used it to travel out of the area to Florence.

    $3 (in 2001) will get you a day pass that will allow you to hop on and off at the five towns.

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    Cinque Terre Trains

    by nanct45 Written Aug 15, 2004

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    Monterosso train station

    An easy way to get to Monterosso and the other Cinque Terre towns is the train. Monterosso's train station is in the newer part of Monterosso. It is a great way to explore any of the towns in the Italian Riviera!

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    Train from Genoa

    by barryg23 Written Jan 28, 2005

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    Monterosso railway station

    We took a train from Genoa to Monterosso. The journey took just under 2 hours and it cost 9.40 for a single. The fast express trains do not stop on the Cinque Terre, hence you have to take the slower regional trains.

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    By ferry, train or on foot

    by sikorka Updated May 13, 2008

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    Cinque Terre Card
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    As I wrote in "Things to do" tips taking a ferry is a great way to move around Cinque Terre. In attached photo you can see the details about rates.
    Daily ticket on weekdays costs 20 Euro
    Daily ticket on weekends and in August costs 22 Euro
    Children form 6 to 11 years old: ticket costs 12 Euro

    Taking a train is also a good way to move from town to town, a train station is in every town of C.T. One-way ticket from Riomaggiore to Monterosso costs 1.40 Euro
    When you are going to hike, it's good to buy a Cinque Terre card which allows you not only to get on a hiking trails, but also take a train and Park's eco-buses . The daily cost of the card is 5 Euro.

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