Italy’s fabulous five: planning your visit to the Cinque Terre

Aug 07, 2018 335

How do I get there?

Tucked away in a particularly mountainous kink of the Italian Riviera, the Cinque Terre villages were shaped by their profound isolation. Today the villages’ exquisite ruggedness still presents a few challenges for accessibility.

Although all the villages can be reached by car, you’ll need nerves of steel for the narrow, twisting cliff-edge roads and deep pockets to pay for parking. If you’re travelling with a car, leaving it in nearby La Speziais a smart move – there are secure parking facilities at the train station.

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