Portofino/Cinque Terre

Old Mar 16th, 2004, 01:27 PM
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Portofino/Cinque Terre

I think I posted this incorrectly the first time so I'll try again. I'll be on a cruise in April, and one of the ports for a day is Portofino. Is it feasable to take the train from there and enjoy Cinque Terre's towns? What would be the travel timeframe?

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Old Mar 16th, 2004, 01:46 PM
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Since you're not getting any answer yet, maybe I top this with a semi answer:
I don't remember any train station in Portofino but I know there used to be a bus to Santa Margherita Ligure where you can connect to Cinque Terre. I went there in the 80's so let's hope for more current & detailed info.
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Old Mar 16th, 2004, 01:55 PM
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Hi

DAX is right, there is a bus from Portofino to SML. From SML there is a train to the Cinque Terre. It will take about an hour. I think there are also ferries to Cinque Terre from Portofino and SML. I'm sure someone else can answer that. Enjoy!
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Thanks so much for your info!
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There is a boat that goes between Portofino and SML. Way nicer than a bus! From there it's about 1 hour by train to the furthest south Cinque Terre village, Riomaggiore. If you are not planning on hiking the whole distance, you could hike a little, see the other villages by train.

We stayed in SML and enjoyed a long, lazy lunch next to the marina in Portofino, lots of wine with lunch is highly recommended!

Buon viaggio!
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