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5 Terre Gulf of the Poets

Address: Via Don Minzoni, n 13, 19121 La Spezia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0187 732987
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Ranked #6 of 16 Activities in La Spezia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: ferries to cinque terre
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was disappointed with our visit to this area. Very crowded, run down, constant train delays, trails closed, etc. This area is totally overrated. Towns are supposedly dependent on tourist trade and there were many tourist, but sadly the whole area is so run down and just plain dirty. We talked with a couple that was leaving after only one... More 

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Inverell, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Great weather and staying for 6 days, what better way to see the stunning coast line on a fine day. Well perhaps on another day as we picked the wrong day. It would have been nice to have been told by the young woman selling the tickets, that prior to spending €50 for 2 (€25 each) all day tickets, that... More 

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walsall, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited the area on a cruise ship and decided to visit Cinque Terre. Tickets were €26 for a hop-on-off service. Had to change boats at Portovenere. Decided to stay on the boat to the final stop (Monterosso) to see where-else we wanted to go. We had coffee and cake at Monterosso and it was a beautiful place to visit. Due... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We are not unfit but are glad we did not do the walks. People we met on the streets loved them but we only had one day to see all 5 villages. Believe me, there is enough walking and steps involved just getting around. We were happily exhausted at the end of the day.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Cinque Terre is beautiful but very overcrowded with tourists. We were there beginning of may and it was already so crowded. If you go to Cinque Terre I would absolutely avoid high season because the crowds in the villages, in the trains and boats, on the trails.... take away the charm of the place. Also try to use the boats... More 

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Calumet, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Timing of ferries between towns in April made it so we should have just bought round trip from Riomiggorie to Vernazza instead of for all 5 stops. Towns are small and do not need several hours to take in. Seems like people were hiking trails despite official verbal warning that trails were closed. Boarding ferry can be exciting in any... More 

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Rovigo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We have been at Monterosso, Vernazza and finally Riomaggiore, Through the boat tour (26 euro each, from portovenere) and it was so nice! I highly recommend to visit! I would suggest to take more time in Monterosso, to me the best one! And dont forget to eat the focaccia!

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

If you take the ferry from the Cinque Terre to Porto Venere, you get the gulf-of-the-poets boat tour free as part of your ticket (you do need to switch boats). The 45 minute tour was a great way to pass the time before lunch!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

The 5 Terre Golfo die Poeti five town hopper pass was only 15 Euro and a great way to see the area. You can get on and off all day, visiting the towns, taking photos, etc. They operate several boats and all were a pretty decent size and seemed very well maintained and safe. We spoke with two different ticket... More 

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florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We took the ferry, bought the 25 euro rt ticket. They told us none of the paths were open but the last one. We talked to many others that said that others were open, you just walked at your own risk. The path from Monterosso to Vernazza is one of the hardest but we did it and when we arrived... More 

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