Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 실제카지노 《→❞【 SSK68。CoM 】❞←》슈퍼카지노실제카지노
  2. 2 Canal du Midi
  3. 3 Family vacation to europe
  4. 4 Cotswolds, UK -10 days - end of May'17 move or central base
  5. 5 Day in Madrid
  6. 6 Where to Begin If You're Ending in Amsterdam
  7. 7 Barcelona and...
  8. 8 Ireland road trip in June: Where to stop?
  9. 9 charming cities in Spain
  10. 10 20 Days in Greece Itinerary Vetting
  11. 11 Trip Report Our (Somewhat) Laid Back Tour of Old Fave Stops in Italy
  12. 12 Travel from Paris to Geneva
  13. 13 Paris or Edinburgh - 3 days which to choose?
  14. 14 helping getting to and from Guarda
  15. 15 What to do in Lefkada, Greece?
  16. 16 Spain during Holy Week
  17. 17 Sicily-Driving from Taormina to Cefalu
  18. 18 Le Marche Research Help
  19. 19 madrid-san sebastian-barcelona
  20. 20 Navigating England's Coast to Coast walk
  21. 21 Trip Report Moscow, Onion Domes - Travel Report
  22. 22 Please help with 12 days in England!
  23. 23 April 2017 -Scandinavia
  24. 24 Norway itinerary advice needed
  25. 25 Paris catacombs question
View next 25 » Back to the top

Driving from Livorno to Portofino

Jump to last reply

I had just started my research about my upcoming Med cruise when I stumbled across the Fodors site. Excellent! I'm now doing my whole trip planning from this one site.

I've read the discussions about Livorno, Lucca, Cinque Terre (CT) and Portofino (PF) / Santa Margherita Ligure (SML), but am hoping some one would be able to give me more specific answers.

We're docking for a day in Livorno, but we've seen Florence before, so we've decided to go to Portofino for the day. Several posters on this site have advised against this because of the distance, especially by train which seems to be up to 2.5 hours each way, so we've decided to rent a car for the day. Not the most economical, but the only feasible alternative.

I'm not able to find a good estimate of the travel time via the A12 between Livorno and PF. It seems to be about 1.5 hours by car? Say it takes 2 hours. We can only leave Livorno at 8:30 (time the car rentals opens) and that will put us in Rapallo / SML at 10:30. Take the ferry to PF, spend max 1.5 hours before return to SML. This puts us at Oca Bianca for lunch at 12:00 / 12:30. Spend some time in SML from 13:30 to 15:30 before we start our way back to Livorno to be there at 18:00 (ship leaves at 19:00). Sounds doable?

I see parking is expensive in SML. Is it feasible / cheaper to rather park in Rapallo and take the bus to SML? Should we make some time to spend in Rapallo? Anything specific to see?

On our way to SML and back to Livorno, there should be time for a quick stop to stretch legs. One could maybe make a quick detour to PortoVenere? Obviously CT is out of the question on this trip. Anywhere else along the road one can stop for a few minutes?

(Next post will be on Civitavecchia)

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement