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May 12th, 2013, 02:27 PM
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going to cinque terre , where is better to park in levanto or la spezia

I am travelling by car, and staying in Florence , I want to visit cinqueterre , my plan is to go by car from Florence till either Levanto or La Spezia , because there are very few spots to park , would like to know which would be better for parking space , so I can take the train and visit cinque terre . I am going to be there by Early August , around 9 to 14 , also when would be better either mid week or end of the week .
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May 12th, 2013, 02:50 PM
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6 of one and half dozen of the other. You might try googling "parking in LaSp/Levanto to get a feel of the avaiability and cost. My choice, if possible, would be Levanto..Smaller town and if you are sraying over night try Garden Hotel..I know they have parking nearby..
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May 12th, 2013, 02:59 PM
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Thanks do you think that I have to stay overnight ? or would be enough a whole day over there ?
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May 12th, 2013, 07:58 PM
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You're using Florence as a base and making daytrips by car? I wouldn't recommend this. If you stay in the center, parking is expensive, and you must take great care to avoid the ZTLs (locals-only parking zones). If you stay on the outside, it's inconvenient for visiting the historic center.

Florence is a good base for daytrips by bus (Siena) or train (Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Chianti). No need to have a car at all.
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May 14th, 2013, 06:46 AM
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Yes I will stay in Florence as a base , and then take the car and go over the area , Pisa Cinque Terre , chainti etc .
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May 14th, 2013, 07:03 AM
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Be sure you review the ZTL zones for Florence or you could find you get several expensive tickets in the mail several months after the fact!

http://www.visitflorence.com/moving-...ce/by-car.html

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTop...e_Tuscany.html
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May 17th, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Thanks , I was told that the hotel is outside the ZTL area , so I can go through the city by other means , I will be using it only to go to cinque terre and visiting wineries .
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May 17th, 2013, 06:47 PM
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La Spezia is closer to Florence. You might be able to park on the street not far from the train station to the Cinque Terre but as I took the train from Florence 4 years ago, don't quite remember. You might be able to find info on La Spezia city website or the Cinque Terre website (it's a national park I believe).
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