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American living in Monterosso Cinque Terre available to help answer questions or concerns

American living in Monterosso Cinque Terre available to help answer questions or concerns

Aug 31st, 2001, 09:14 AM
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Hey Everyone
Sorry for the delay...I couldn't find where my post was yesterdAY, today I am doing a tour..however tomorrow I will answer all your questions....Thanks for your patience...looking forward to corresponding tomorrow!
Aug 31st, 2001, 01:10 PM
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Sean, will be in CT in April. Can't walk the trails due to husband's illness. Does a ferry stop at each of the 5 towns? Can we see all 5 in a day? I know a train is available but can't do lots of steps at one of the towns.
Aug 31st, 2001, 03:33 PM
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Hi Pat,
By boat you can stop everywhere but Corniglia.At the station of Corniglia you can take a bus to reach the villages.You only need the ticket called "Cinque Terre card"
Aug 31st, 2001, 04:12 PM
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isn`t that whole posting promoting services?
Rex was flamed for nothing(and I still remember the campaign against Maui Heidi) and those two people offer bluntly their business over the net...
They do sound nice, but isn`t it against the Fodors` rules?

Sep 1st, 2001, 01:39 PM
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Hi everyone.
1)First of all, there isn't a 'bus' that goes to the towns of the 5T. There is the normal train. The Cinque Terre card is a kind of pass that allows you to unlimitedly use the trains for a certain number of days. The trains are cheap though so you don't really need one if you aren't going to be doing some heavy duty training.
2)I wrote Kate and asked her about the tourist season and she said that basically things are open from Easter to Halloween (her words). Outside of that period you'll be hard pressed to find something. The weather isn't nice then either. We were there in late April-early May and it was cold and rainy.
3)By all means secure yourself a place to stay before you leave. AND GET A WRITTEN CONFIRMATION. I've heard horror stories about double booking.
4)The american woman mentioned above is named Kate and she and her web site is really helpful.
5) I would not reccommend a day trip to the CT from Ventimiglia. It's too far.
Where did you read about Camogli? We didn't get there on our last trip (went to Portofino- what a dissappointment) and are looking for new places. How about Porto Venere? Anybody been there?
Sep 2nd, 2001, 02:09 AM
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Hi johnboy,
1)In the five villages there is a little bus that connects the lower to the higher part of the village.(and in Corniglia the station to the village)
2)The cinque terre card includes bus, trains(from La Spezia to Levanto) and trials(Separeted you pay LIT.5000 a day from Vernazza to Riomaggiore)
3)Last year in April was rainy but usually is not cold.The water in the middle April is warm enough to swim.We are not in Africa but it is not Scandinavia.
In Winter time you meet less person but the panorama(colours of hills and see) is more beautiful than in summer.
This is simply my opinion.Why don't you come to control for example in the beginning of Januar?
Sep 2nd, 2001, 05:47 AM
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I will be visiting my son in Genoa Thanksgiving week-late November. Will have Monday - Friday morning to tour. The Riviera is closed, from what I can gather. Where would someone suggest I spend my four days touring? Florence & Tuscany or all the way to Rome? Advice, please.
Thanks You!
Sep 3rd, 2001, 07:04 AM
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Hey there,
I just found this posting..it seems like everyones questions were answered. Thanks for everyone who offered valuable input. I would also confirm all that was said by Eu. There was a couple q's that were not answered and I will write directly. If you have specific questions it would be easier to write to me directly...also Kate's website is a great source www.fishnet.it
Thanks for your patience...Sean
Again, if I can be of help it is best to e-mail (I am afraid I will lose track of this again) Happy Travels

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