Cinque Terra

Old Aug 24th, 2004, 09:21 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Cinque Terra

I'm looking for hotel recommendations for the Cinque Terra area? Since there are 5 villages I'm not sure which one to choose. There will be a total of 4 in the group. We will be in Cinque Terra from Sept. 29 - Oct. 3. We will be coming from Florence and returning to Rome. Would it be realistic to do day trips to Pisa, Lucca and Portofino?

Thank you.
MAM3 is offline  
Old Aug 24th, 2004, 09:24 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 458
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
you might want to try renting an apartment. Here is one that you can find out availability and prices
CarlosSandoval is offline  
Old Aug 24th, 2004, 09:44 AM
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 703
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
First off, it's Cinque Terre. Just one of my pet peeves.

I would think that Portofino would be easy day trip by Train, but Lucca and or Pisa are more complicated but still doable. If you have a car, then by all means all of them are doable. That said, I can't imagine LEAVING any of the Cinque Terre villages for Lucca or Pisa. I would suggest visiting them from Florence, or seeing them on your way to the Cinque Terre.

There are quite a few apartments to rent in Manarola and Riomaggiore. Do a google search, and here's a good website for all things about Cinque Terre

skatterfly is offline  
Old Aug 24th, 2004, 09:55 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,755
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I would recommend staying in Riomaggiore in the Cinque Terre. The Hotel Villa Argentina has singles from 70 euros, doubles from 94 euros, triples @ 130 euros. The room rates include an ample breakfast each morning. Besides sea views from the rooms and a terrace, the hotel rents out villas and apartments all throughout town. Specifically, they have a 'Villa Rosa' that is a big house with balconies, terrace, complete kitchen, living room, etc that rents for 200 euros a day, includes daily maid service. Email them with your request ([email protected]) and check out their website for further information:

From Riomaggiore, you can easily do day trips to Portofino (50 mins away), Camogli (45 mins), Pisa (1.5 hours away), etc. Both Lucca (1.75-2 hours) and Florence would be longer (2.5-3 hours away) but are possible if you leave in the early morning to allow enough time to see the cities, respectively. Buon viaggio!
Huitres is offline  
Old Aug 24th, 2004, 10:28 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 797
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I agree with skatterfly. Do Lucca on your way from Florence to cinque terre and Pisa on your way to Rome. The train to Rome goes via Pisa anyway. Lucca however is not on the most direct train route from Florence to LaSpezia, which also connects via Pisa, but is doable.
Of course, if you are driving , it shouldn't be a problem. At the risk of getting bashed, I'd say Pisa and Lucca are half day or less towns. But, to each their own ...
ssachida is offline  
Old Aug 25th, 2004, 12:27 PM
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 41
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Have stayed in the CT twice; once in 95
in Vernazza, once this May in Monte rossa; I'd suggest Monte rossa simply
because there is more to do in the evening.I stayed at the Villa Steno and
would recommend it. Vernazza is absolutely overrun with tourists during the day and deserted at night. Check the location of any hotel that you are interested in and make sure it is not near the train line; noise is horrendous. spend time in Lucca en route from Florence to CT; a delightful city that can be seen
in a 2-3 hour walking tour. I hope you are travelling by train. We had a car and it was not used in the CT and a pain to drive from CT to Rome ( took almost all day)
sammy123 is offline  
Old Aug 25th, 2004, 01:46 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 66
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts

Do you have a trip report? I would like to hear more about your experience with the car driving around Tuscany, as that's what we're considering, and are thinking a car is better than train. (Sorry to cut into the middle of this poster's question, but I don't know how to ask a particular user a question.)
Burley is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Aug 3rd, 2014 10:02 AM
Mar 19th, 2012 08:55 PM
Feb 17th, 2004 11:53 PM
Jan 1st, 2003 06:36 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:00 PM.