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Info on taking the Ferry from Portovenere to Cinque Terre?

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Info on taking the Ferry from Portovenere to Cinque Terre?

I have been searching for information on the ferry that runs between Portovenere and the Cinque Terre. Could you tell me how much they charge for that ferry, and does it run fairly regularly throughout the day?

Is it possible to take the ferry to Monterosso and then get on the ferry in Riomaggiore to go back to Portovenere? And finally, does anyone have any idea of the cost for the ferry in both directions for this year?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Info on taking the Ferry from Portovenere to Cinque Terre?

The cost and timetable for this year will be available on http://www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it/ before the service starts. In previous years it has been possible to go out to Monterosso and back from Riomaggiore.

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2. Re: Info on taking the Ferry from Portovenere to Cinque Terre?

Thanks very much Perilizia. I know prices in Italy are going up for almost everything right now, but just to get an idea, do you know what they were charging last year, and how frequently the ferries operated?

Thank you!

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3. Re: Info on taking the Ferry from Portovenere to Cinque Terre?

There's a timetable here www.cinqueterre.eu.com/en/boat-excursions which looks very convincing and is certainly the normal pattern of service. But personally I would only completely trust the link I gave previously. Can't remember the prices, but at a guess, what you want to do might be €20 or so?

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4. Re: Info on taking the Ferry from Portovenere to Cinque Terre?

Even though this might not be totally accurate, it gives me a good idea of how often the ferries run. Hopefully. Are things improving in Vernazza and Monterosso?

Are the trains running to both towns without a problem?

Thanks again for all of your help.

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5. Re: Info on taking the Ferry from Portovenere to Cinque Terre?

Last year's all day boat pass for the Cinque Terre and Portovenere cost €23. The Cinque Terre only all day boat pass was €15.

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6. Re: Info on taking the Ferry from Portovenere to Cinque Terre?

Thank you Vagabonda, this is also helpful information. Does anyone know when the new schedule and pricing will be coming out?

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7. Re: Info on taking the Ferry from Portovenere to Cinque Terre?

Prego Lexie08,

The new schedules should post sometime in February for the service in April. Expect to pay €25 for the service from Monterosso to Portovenere in 2012 and there should be six runs a day, 10.30, 12.00, 14.30, 15.00, 16,00, and 17.00.

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8. Re: Info on taking the Ferry from Portovenere to Cinque Terre?

Thanks again Vagobonda, we will be coming from Portovenere to Monterosso, but I assume there is a ferry leaving Portovenere sometime between 8 and 9?

Thanks everyone for your help with this!

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9. Re: Info on taking the Ferry from Portovenere to Cinque Terre?

Unfortunately there's no ferry that early in the morning departing Portovenere - The first ferry will depart Portovenere at 10.00, and then 11.00, and noon. There will be three ferries in the afternoon as well beginning at 15.00.

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10. Re: Info on taking the Ferry from Portovenere to Cinque Terre?

According to the schedule posted in reply 3, the first boat from Portovenere to Monterosso will be at 08.50.

Edited: 7:16 am, February 08, 2012
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