The Cinque Terre from Rome
- 1. How to get
- 2. What to see
- 3. How to get around
- 4. Trekking trails
- 5. Book your trip from Rome
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1. HOW TO GET FROM ROME TO THE CINQUE TERRE
Without a doubt we recommend the train to visit the Cinque Terre from Rome. Strongly reccomended, take the fastest option, from Rome Termini, with only one change in La Spezia Centrale: Frecciargento and Cinque Terre express, in just under 4 hours of travel. With the Frecciabianca and Cinque Terre express option, always up to La Spezia Centrale, we go up to 4 hours and 20 minutes.
The first trains leave around 6.30 in the morning, for the return, the last options around 19.00. You therefore have about 9 hours to visit the Cinque Terre.
The best way to check timetables is through the Trenitalia website.
From La Spezia it is also possible to take the boat and admire the Cinque Terre from the sea.
For those who want to take the car, the fastest option is along the A1 Autostrada del Sole, then the A11 Firenze-Mare in Florence, in Viareggio the A12 Genova-Livorno and finally the A15 Parma-La Spezia. From here you can check how to get to the Cinque Terre.
There is a second option, a coast route, shorter and less expensive, but slightly longer, which includes 40% of the route not on the motorway, passing on the SS1 from Civitavecchia to Grosseto to Rosignano and then the A12 up to the entrance. A15 and the La Spezia exit as above.
The distances and times are:
- Rome-Riomaggiore: 4 hours and 40 minutes, 440 km, toll 33 euros, fuel 43 euros.
- Rome-Manarola: 4 hours and 45 minutes, 442 km, toll 33 euros, fuel 43 euros.
- Rome-Corniglia: 5 hours, 455 km, toll 33 euros, fuel 45 euros.
- Rome-Vernazza: 4 hours and 50 minutes, 465 km, toll 35 euros, fuel 44 euros.
- Rome-Monterosso: 4 hours and 50 minutes, 470 km, toll 36 euros, fuel 45 euros.
Up to Riomaggiore and Manarola the road is quite simple. Instead for Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, it becomes narrow and winding. One possibility is park your car in La Spezia and take the train or the boat.
Detailed informations on how to get to each village:
Detailed information on where to park in each village:
2. WHAT TO SEE
Once you arrive in the Cinque Terre, depending on the time of the year, there are many options for the visit, however, having several hours available.
Some suggestions for those who stay only one day or one night:
The Cinque Terre in a day by train.
The Cinque Terre in two days (one night).
3. HOW TO GET AROUND
Whether arriving by train or car, once in the Cinque Terre we recommend traveling by train, it is faster and cheaper. Buy the Cinque Terre Card Train, which allows you an unlimited number of trips with the Cinque Terre Express.
Here you will find the Cinque Terre train timetable.
4. TREKKING TRAILS
There are many trekking trails in the Cinque Terre, choose which one to do. With little time available, the most scenic are the open stretches of the Blue Path: Corniglia-Vernazza and Vernazza-Monterosso. In addition to the Manarola-Volastra-Corniglia alternative.
5. GET TO KNOW ROME
Since you are in Rome, get to know the city with one of these tours!