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Old Aug 9th, 2008, 10:16 AM
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How do Sestri Levante and Portovenere compare to Levanto?

We need to stay in the Cinque Terre area in October, and as I know two people who have actually been to Levanto and LOVE it, that is where I was planning to stay. However, I'm having trouble getting hotel reservations. Apparently there's a big race that weekend. The hotel I have booked is in the hills above town, and we won't have a car. The hotel has a shuttle, but I'm thinking that may be too much of a hassle.

I can find hotels in the other two towns. Another town in that area would be fine as well.

Is Levanto charming enough that it will be worth the shuttle hassle?
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Old Aug 9th, 2008, 11:01 AM
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Well, too bad about Levanto. Sestri is too far from the CT and Portovenere is not really good without a car. What happened to Monterosso? Given your situation I would go there.
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Old Aug 10th, 2008, 04:56 AM
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Try Hotel Garden in Levanto.

Levanto is convenient and has more services than Monterosso or any of the other Cinque Terre.

We are just finishing some shows about the area - it is truly great.

Did you ask how long the shuttle is down to the port or train station?



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Old Aug 10th, 2008, 07:34 AM
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Have you checked the towns of Santa Margherita Ligure and Camogli? They're both on the trsin line to the CT -- and nice places in themselves.
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Old Aug 10th, 2008, 08:17 AM
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Hi Kate,

We stayed in CT last year. If you are planning on spending your time exploring CT, I would either in Monterosso or Vernazza. I cannot compare them to Levanto, but they are both charming and beautiful, and it is easy to catch the train between the five towns.

Have fun.

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Old Aug 10th, 2008, 11:10 AM
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Thanks for the help. I was able to find a room in Monterosso (their last room), and I think we will do that as it will be more convenient. It's only 5 minutes by train to Levanto anyway.
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we stayed in levanto, up the hill, and did not find it to be a problem....after visiting much of CT, i would stay there on my next trip--levanto that is...

nice town, people actually live there it is not just a tourist attraction...
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Old Aug 11th, 2008, 10:09 AM
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I call Porto Vener the poor mans' Porto Fino. A bit bigger then Porto Fino.
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