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The Cinque Terre from Livorno

- 1. How to get
- 2. What to see
- 3. How to get around
- 4. Trekking trails
- 5. Book your trip from Genoa
- 6. What to see in Genoa in one day

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Visiting the Cinque Terre from Livorno is quite frequent due to the arrival in the city of Livorno of numerous cruises.
By train there are different combinations, the fastest include a change in La Spezia Centrale, with an Intercity or Freccia Bianca and regional train. Journey times vary slightly between an hour and a half and two hours. Riomaggiore is the closest stop to Livorno, then Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso.
Check the timetables on the Trenitalia website.
Once you arrive in La Spezia, a different option is to take the boat and see the Cinque Terre from the sea.

By car on the other hand, distances and travel times are:
- Livorno-Riomaggiore: 1 hour and 30 minutes, 110 km, toll 10 euros, fuel 12 euros.

- Livorno-Manarola: 1 hour and 30 minutes, 110 km, toll 10 euros, fuel 12 euros.

- Livorno-Corniglia: 1 hour and 45 minutes, 125 km, toll 10 euros, fuel 14 euros.

- Livorno-Vernazza: 1 hour and 45 minutes, 125 km, toll 10 euros, fuel 14 euros.

- Livorno-Monterosso: 1 hour and 45 minutes, 135 km, toll 12 euros, fuel 14 euros.

The road to Riomaggiore and Manarola is easier than Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, which are instead characterized by tight and tortuous curves. We recommend park your car in La Spezia and take the train or boat.

Detailed informations on how to get to each village:

  • How to get to Riomaggiore?
  • How to get to Manarola?
  • How to get to Corniglia?
  • How to get to Vernazza?
  • How to get to Monterosso?

  • Detailed information on where to park in each village:
  • Parking in Riomaggiore
  • Parking in Manarola
  • Parking in Corniglia
  • Parking in Vernazza
  • Parking in Monterosso

  • 2. WHAT TO SEE

    Here some suggestions on what to do and see in the five villages moving by train:
    The Cinque Terre in a day by train.

    Or if you stay for one night:
    The Cinque Terre in two days (one night).


    Surely the most recommendable option is the train, which allows you to comfortably visit all five villages with the Cinque Terre Card Train, which allows an unlimited number of journeys on regional trains between La Spezia and Levanto: Cinque Terre train timetable.


    For those with energy to spare, here are some suggestions on the paths to follow in one or two days:
    The Cinque Terre in one day on foot.
    The Cinque Terre in two days on foot.


    Do you prefer not to think about the organization and sit comfortably on a bus from Livorno? Here are some suggestions:


    And if you want to visit Livorno from the Cinque Terre instead. Here's what to visit in one day:

  • Piazza della Repubblica: one of the most picturesque squares in Livorno, built in the 19th century.
  • Fortezza Nuova: commissioned by the Medici in the 16th century, to protect the port city.
  • Venice district: you can understand from the name, the district of canals and navigable ditches. The church of Santa Caterina is wonderful.
  • Fortezza Vecchia: originally a Pisan defensive construction, transformed by the Medici at the beginning of the 16th century.
  • Statue of the Four Moors: the symbol of the city, testimony of the victory of Ferdinando I de 'Medici over the Saracen pirates.
  • Cathedral of San Francesco and Via Grande . The cathedral dates back to the 16th century, destroyed in the Second World War and rebuilt. The Via Grande leads down to the sea with a succession of beautiful buildings.
  • Central Market: the 19th century Vettovaglie market, an iron and glass structure. It mainly hosts schools of fish and food.
  • Aquarium: located on the sea, with marine environments, a reptile house and a panoramic terrace.
  • Terrazza Mascagni: the viewpoint of Livorno, with its checkered flooring.
  • Villa Mimbelli - Giovanni Fattori Civic Museum: with works mainly by Livorno and Tuscan artists. Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Telemaco Signorini ... The villa that houses it dates back to 1865.