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Travelling from Rome to Cinque Terre or vice versa

Travelling from Rome to Cinque Terre or vice versa

Old Jan 1st, 2003, 02:38 PM
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Travelling from Rome to Cinque Terre or vice versa

Happy New Year everyone. My wife and I are hoping to travel to Rome and Cinque Terre this summer as these are two areas of Italy we have yet to see...so, some questions!

1. How long would it take to travel via train to Cinque Terre from Rome?
2. If possible, should I try to fly into Rome and then out of Milan (or vice versa)since Milan is closer to Cinque Terre?

Thanks everyone!
cheers,
Ralph
 
Old Jan 1st, 2003, 03:07 PM
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It takes around 5 hrs from Cinque Terre to Rome; you can find an on-line schedule on the site http://www.trenitalia.com ;the main station near Cinque Terre area is La Spezia Centrale. On the on-line schedule you can directly check the timetable to one of the 5 towns: Manarola, Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso. see the difference of time between Milan and Rome and choose consequently the airport to fly in/out.
Last: you can have a look at www.baranin.com/cinqueterre for more information
Bye.
Andrea Somovigo
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Old Jan 1st, 2003, 07:55 PM
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Thanks..but what about from Milan to Cinque Terre? Is it better and/or faster to try to access Cinque Terre from Rome or Milan?
Cheers,
Ralph
 
Old Jan 1st, 2003, 08:26 PM
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Happy New Year ralph... According to train italia , the average time ,by train, from milan to la spezia, is 2:54 minutes... I am going also to cinque terre this summer ..I have rented an apartment for a week... and plan to take days trips to pisa, san gimigliano, portofino etc..,Have Fun..
 
Old Jan 1st, 2003, 09:15 PM
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Dear Mr Masset,

The reference library of a city near you may have the Thomas Cook European timetable. Table 610 shows that Milan Central station to La Spezia takes 3 or 3¼ hours, while Rome Termini to La Spezia takes just the same time, since trains are faster.

Please write if I can help further. Welcome to Europe.

Ben Haines, London
 
Old Jan 2nd, 2003, 08:26 AM
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Thanks everyone..so from what I read it doesn't matter if I am accessing Cinque Terre from either Milan or Rome...the time to get there is similar. I'll go with that assumption..but please correct me if I am wrong!
cheers,
Ralph
 
Old Jan 2nd, 2003, 10:32 AM
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Papillon

I'd be interested in where you rented an apartment in the Cinque Terre. I am researching for a trip in the fall (5 women), and we want an apartment for five nights.

Ralph: We took the train from Roma to La Spezia and it was 4 hours.
 
Old Jan 3rd, 2003, 02:36 AM
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Ralph - Depending on your Cinque Terre destination, Milan is at least 1.5 hours closer. E.g.

Rome-Vernazza takes 4.5 to 5 hours
Milan-Vernazza takes just over 3 hours.

Hope this helps ...

Steve
 
Old Jan 3rd, 2003, 02:41 AM
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Pisa is the closest international airport.
 
Old Jan 3rd, 2003, 09:59 AM
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Jacqueline Bond
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Does anyone know how long it takes to get to Cinqueterre from Florence?
 
Old Jan 3rd, 2003, 12:48 PM
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ralph
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Jacqueline...Just over two hours by train I believe but double check..I just checked it on the trenitalia web site...it doesn't seem to take long and the trains are frequent.
cheers,
Ralph
 
Old Jan 4th, 2003, 02:05 AM
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Jacqueline - Most trains take about 2.5 hours to Riomaggiore, for example.
A little longer to Vernazza, the nicest of the Cinque Terre I believe.

But you need to choose your train carefully, - some take over 3 hours, depending on connection at La Spezia.

Hope this helps ...

Steve
 
Old Jan 4th, 2003, 11:03 AM
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Ralph, I made my reservation for manarola [email protected]
Gisella the lady in charge seems very nice and she was very prompt in answering my e-mail....All her apt.s have a balcony with a beautiful view of the sea... I look forward to go to cinqueterre in june..Ciao
 
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