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Pointers on itinerary Pisa-Perugia-Cinque Terre-Lucca-Pisa?

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Pointers on itinerary Pisa-Perugia-Cinque Terre-Lucca-Pisa?

Hi everyone,

Myself and my girlfriend are embarking on the following summer voyage next week and wondered if any of you old hands out there had any last minute pointers. We're not tight but are mindful that we will have a budget to stick to as we have a 3 week trip planned to Asia in October to save for too!

We're flying into Pisa, hiring a car from Sixt at the airport and heading down to Perugia.

(We saved £15 by booking through Jet2.com rather than holiday autos by the way!)

We're booked into the Hotel Rosalba for 2 nights. The reviews are fairly mixed so does anybody have any better ideas or suggestions?)

Parking is a factor - Perugia was our choice of town to base ourselves and tour a few of the nearby hill towns but we are flexible. (Our budget is approx €80 per night.) Whilst there we plan to visit Gubbio/Assisi/Spoletto/Umbria and return north to Siena for one night at Albergo "Cannon d'Oro".

This should give us enough time to see some of Siena as well as break up the journey a little bit - is there perhaps a more scenic drive to Siena (ie the SR2 from Orvieto?) that the main route?

We will then make our way to La Spezia to drop off the car at Sixt 'downtown' before catching a train to Lerici.

We are booked to spend three nights Doria Park Hotel in Lerici and we cannot wait to walk a trail or two and take the ferry service to the Cinque Terre villages for some pottering about (meals/food markets and generally soak it up..)

We're then heading back to Lucca for our last night and have booked the Piccola Hotel Pucini, its meant to be close to the station which will be useful for our early train departure to Pisa airport the following day. (we have a 9am check-in close and 10AM departure to Edinburgh - is this straight forward?)

If you have any good B&B/restaurant/food shop or market and scenic route reccommendations then I'd be very grateful indeed.

Thanks for any pointers!

Jamie

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1. Re: Pointers on itinerary Pisa-Perugia-Cinque Terre-Lucca-Pisa?

Hello Jamie

from La Spezia to Lerici no have trains but bus every half hour

From Lerici to CT there a boats to Portovenere and then Portovenere to CT or you catch a bus and train to CT

Anyway you look at www.navigazione golfo dei poeti.it

and www.trenitalia.com

mino

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2. Re: Pointers on itinerary Pisa-Perugia-Cinque Terre-Lucca-Pisa?

Thanks Mino!

We'd like to spend one day walking one of the trails. We're young and quite fit. Which trail is your top recommendation to enjoy a good view?

Mille grazie!

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3. Re: Pointers on itinerary Pisa-Perugia-Cinque Terre-Lucca-Pisa?

Hello Jamie

You are young By boat to Portovenere and walking untill you like

to Riomaggiore----manarola--(path lower) --corniglia--vernazza--

monterosso (of course you stop when are tired and come back by train )

have a great time

mino

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