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How to reach Cinque Terre from Florence?

Indore
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How to reach Cinque Terre from Florence?

Hello All,

We are visiting florence in Oct mid and were interested in a day trip to Cinque Terre.

I looked for trains from Florence to Monteresso but there aint any, while from Pisa there were couple of trains.

Please suggest if there are more options from Florence direct as our base is florence for Venice, Pisa and Cinque Terre. We are a couple with a 3 yr old child.

Thanks!

1. Re: How to reach Cinque Terre from Florence?

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Indore
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2. Re: How to reach Cinque Terre from Florence?

okay! Thanks!!

One more thing, I understand there is no need to pre-book the train tickets for this route.

Would you suggest combining the trip with a hop at Pisa as the first stop in morning?

Am i right?

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3. Re: How to reach Cinque Terre from Florence?

For train times see www.trenitalia.com

Click the UK flag for English first, then enter Firenze S M Novella to the precise Cinque Terre village you are heading for, e.g. Monterosso or Riomaggiore. Enter an early 'hour' of departure, e.g. '5' for 05.00 to see all trains.

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5. Re: How to reach Cinque Terre from Florence?

There is no need to pre-book seats. Most connections are by Regional trains with no reserved seats.

Some expensive connections use a train with reserved seats between Pisa and la Spezia. These are best avoided if money is an issue.

Some connections to Monterosso use an Intercity train with reserved seats from Pisa to Monterosso. These are worth the extra money if going to Monterosso.

While Pisa is on the way and a change of train is sometimes required there, it will be a very hard day if you visit both Pisa and the Cinque Terre.

Indore
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6. Re: How to reach Cinque Terre from Florence?

Thanks Lonk!

Indore
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7. Re: How to reach Cinque Terre from Florence?

Thanks Perilizia for all the info...exactly what i have been looking for!

prebooking also takes away the flexibility especially when we are traveling with the little one.

Would you suggest going to La Spezia and then to one of the villages or a direct train to Monterosso will be better? we are interested in taking the ferry for the best views in a short time, i assume that will also help us avoid walking much!

Thanks!

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8. Re: How to reach Cinque Terre from Florence?

The 'best way' depends on the date and time you are departing,.

For example, on summer Sundays and few other days there is a direct Regional train from Florence to all the Cinque Terre villages at 07.45. On other days, choose which is the least annoying option!

Edited: 5:18 am, August 17, 2013
Indore
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9. Re: How to reach Cinque Terre from Florence?

Ok...so Oct mid counts as summer or winter?

Imperia, Italy
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10. Re: How to reach Cinque Terre from Florence?

For the purposes of that train, it's winter!

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