Sorry Sydneynick...I'm still a bit unsure. I tried entering Florence as a starting point on Trentialia's website and Monterosso as a destination, and Monterosso wasn't an option. I confess that I didn't try any of the other villages, like Vernazza. Do I need to book from Florence to Pisa and than from Pisa to CT? Sorry if I sound a bit confused.
Maybe you are looking too far ahead. Train times are not yet published after 8 June.
Go to www.trenitalia.com/homepage_en.html and look for trains from Florence to Monterosso using a travel date in the next 7 days to see costs of local trains. You will see a whole load of trains (I have just tried it).
Almost all of these journeys are on local (Regionale) trains, and it is absolutely pointless trying to book these trains in advance over the Internet. There are so seat reservations (so tickets cannot sell out) and no discounts.
Regionale tickets can be used on any Regionale train for the journey purchased. Before you get on the train, you must time-stamp the ticket in a machine at the station.
Thanks everyone for the help. I did know to enter Firenze instead of Florence and I also used a date (just to see the price) for next week. I will give it another try. So I can just enter Firenze SM Novella and which ever CT town we want to go to? I was planning on using a tour for this part of our trip, but everything I read here says its easy to get from CT from Florence and of course our time would be flexible this way. Not to mention, I know it will be less expensive.
Thanks again....you guys are great.
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