LThe Cinque Terre from Pisa
- 1. How to get
- 2. What to see
- 3. How to get around
- 4. Trekking trails
- 5. Book your trip from Pisa
- 6. What to see in Pisa in one day
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1. HOW TO GET FROM PISA TO THE CINQUE TERRE
A winning combination, Cinque Terre and the tower of Pisa (with the adjoining Piazza dei Miracoli of course).
From Pisa to the Cinque Terre and vice versa, the ideal is the train. From Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale and then the Cinque Terre Express.
Journey times vary according to the type of train. With the regional fast and the Cinque Terre Express it takes about 1 hour and a half. Riomaggiore is the closest stop to Pisa, then Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso.
Check the timetables on the Trenitalia website.
From La Spezia, you can also go to the port to take the boat and see the Cinque Terre from the sea.
Those who want to go by car, distances and travel times are:
- Pisa-Riomaggiore: 1 hour and 20 minutes, 90 km, toll 7.20 euros, fuel 10 euros.
- Pisa-Manarola: 1 hour and 20 minutes, 90 km, toll 7 euros, fuel 10 euros.
- Pisa-Corniglia: 1 hour and 40 minutes, 105 km, toll 7 euros, fuel 12 euros.
- Pisa-Vernazza: 1 hour and 40 minutes, 105 km, toll 7 euros, fuel 12 euros.
- Pisa-Monterosso: 1 hour and 35 minutes, 115 km, toll 10 euros, fuel 13 euros.
Riomaggiore and Manarola are easily accessible by car, while Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso are characterized by a narrow and winding road. We recommend park your car in La Spezia and take the train or boat.
Detailed informations on how to get to each village:
Detailed information on where to park in each village:
2. WHAT TO SEE
Here are some suggestions on what to do in the Cinque Terre in one or two days:
The Cinque Terre in a day by train.
Or if you stay for one night:
The Cinque Terre in two days (one night).
3. HOW TO GET AROUND
Train, train and more train, with the Cinque Terre Card Train, which allows an unlimited number travel on regional trains between La Spezia and Levanto: Cinque Terre train timetable.
By car, leave it and take the train, at most call a taxi.
4. TREKKING TRAILS
For the more active, 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.
5. BOOK YOUR TRIP FROM PISA
Do you prefer not to think about the organization and sit comfortably on a bus from Milan? Here are some suggestions:
6. WHAT TO SEE IN PISA IN ONE DAY
Maybe you stay a week in the Cinque Terre and you want to do a hit and run in Pisa. Here's what to visit in one day:
- Piazza Vittorio Emanuele: administrative center of Pisa, located in front of the train station, built in place of the medieval walls, with the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II (1890), the building of the Chamber of Commerce, the post office and provincial buildings, the church of Sant'Antonio Abate.
- Corso Italia: the shopping street, which starts from the square. Numerous historic buildings overlook it, the church of San Domenico and the church of Santa Maria del Carmine.
- Logge dei Banchi: at the end of Corso Italia, in front of the Ponte di Mezzo over the Arno river. Loggia built on a project by Buontalenti in the 17th century.
- Lungarno Galilei: turning right from Corso Italia Palazzo Lanfranchi and the church of San Sepolcro, turning left instead the church of Santa Cristina and Palazzo Blu, home to exhibitions and just beyond the beautiful church of Santa Maria della Spina.
- Lungarno Mediceo: crossing the Ponte di Mezzo, on the right you can see Palazzo Medici or Palazzo Vecchio, after Piazza Mazzini, the National Museum of San Matteo and the church of San Matteo.
- Borgo Stretto: the medieval street that starts from Piazza Garibaldi, in front of the Ponte di Mezzo, a succession of arcades and shops, with the beautiful church of San Michele in Borgo.
- Piazza dei Cavalieri: from Borgo Stretto taking Via Ulisse Dini on the left. Here you will find the Scuola Normale di Pisa university, the Palazzo dell’Orologio, the Torre della Fame, that of Count Ugolino and the church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri.
- Piazza dei Miracoli: a step away from Piazza dei Cavalieri, the arch-famous square with of course the Duomo, the Baptistery, the Cemetery and the Tower of Pisa.