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train travel to florence

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train travel to florence

would appreciate any insight into train travel for La spezia to florence middle of july 2013 and day trip by train from la spezia to camogli.

rail europe proves confusing as does trenitalia.

any comments welcome

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1. Re: train travel to florence

Try italiarail.com , it's a legit trenitalia reseller and their site is 10 times more user friendly than trenitalia.

What kind of insights are you asking about?

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2. Re: train travel to florence

Check train travel and schedules www.trenitalia.com/trenitalia.21.html

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3. Re: train travel to florence

On the Trenitalia website www.trenitalia.com you must click the British flag at the top for English, then look for trains from la Spezia Centrale to Firenze S. M. Novella, and enter your desired 'hour' of departure. The website is then very easy to use indeed - plus the exchange and refund conditions are much better than Italiarail's and there is no commission charge.

Connections entirely by Regional train are not sold online by Trenitalia more than seven days in advance - but these tickets are best bought in italy.

I assume you really do want to depart from la Spezia? If you are actually staying in a Cinque Terre village, use the name of that village (e.g. Monterosso) as your starting point - you do not go through la Spezia to get to Camogli from the Cinque Terre, and from the CT to Florence you do not always change trains in la Spezia.

Edited: 2:19 am, June 18, 2013
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4. Re: train travel to florence

there will be 3 of us traveling in November from Florence to la spezia for an overnight visit. we would like to visit at least 2 or 3 of the towns in cinque terra. how long is the train ride from Florence to la spezia and which town can we use a train or ferry boat . we will spend the night in la spezia and return to Florence sometime the next dat. thank you.

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5. Re: train travel to florence

Use the Trenitalia web site linked in reply #3 to get train times.

The trains stop at each of the villages, but in November the boats will not be running.

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6. Re: train travel to florence

When using the Trenitalia link, enter your station in Florence as 'Firenze S. M. Novella' by clicking the prompt which appears after you have started typing, and the name of the Cinque Terre village you wish to go to, e.g. Monterosso

November train times are available now. The fares for connections entirely by Regional trains (with no reserved seats) are shown only seven days in advance. Buy tickets for these in Florence not online.

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