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Apr 1st, 2006, 02:15 AM
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ferry from Portovenere to Cinque Terre in October?

Does anyone know if ferries are running in early October from Portovenere to/from Cinque Terre? I've checked the ferry boat website for the schedule (www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it), contacted them, and am waiting on a reply to my email. In the meantime, I was hoping someone on this board may know the answer. Thanks!
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Apr 1st, 2006, 02:47 AM
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If you don't get an answer, try asking on the Slow Travel website. There is someone who posts there who lives in Lerici, which is just next door to Portovenere. You might also ask whether October is significantly more likely to be a time when boats are cancelled due to rough seas.
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Apr 1st, 2006, 03:05 AM
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Nessundorma,
Thanks. Will do.
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Apr 6th, 2006, 03:07 AM
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Here is my answer from the ferry boat website to my email:
"Yes, the schedule is valid until the end of October, when there will be the
winter time again. The departures from Portovenere are at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00. You can get off and get on again on the boat. You can visit all the villages of Cinque Terre exept Corniglia, because there is no harbour."
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Apr 6th, 2006, 04:11 AM
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Apr 6th, 2006, 06:17 AM
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Vapaula,

Yes--the ferries are still "scheduled" to run in October, but ---if the seas become rough ---the ferries will be cancelled without notice.

This happened to us the first week of October, 2005.

When planning our trip, I made a chart of the ferry schedule between the villages, and also a chart of the train times between each of the villages.

It was like playing with a large, jigsaw puzzle, but paid off in the end.

We had a "secondary" plan to use land travel when the ferries were cancelled because of "weather".

Consequently, we were prepared, and didn't lose any precious sightseeing time in the "What do we do now? " mode!!
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