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Cinque Terre from a cruise ship

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Cinque Terre from a cruise ship

We are cruising with a stop in both Santa Margherita and Laspezia. The ship offers excursions but wonder if anyone has gotten to the towns from a cruise ship on their own. If so, how so.

Thanks

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La Spezia, Italy
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1. Re: Cinque Terre from a cruise ship

La Spezia is the nearest and simplest . Train to Riomaggiore the nearest of the five villages is a short 8 minute trip

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2. Re: Cinque Terre from a cruise ship

Thank you

Sydney, Australia
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3. Re: Cinque Terre from a cruise ship

But on days when there is a cruise ship in La Spezia, the Cinque Terre villages are likely to be crowded to the point of being unpleasant.

Odessa, Ukraine
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4. Re: Cinque Terre from a cruise ship

Maybe this can help:http://www.explora5terre.it/en ? 5 terra by- shuttle buses. I am not sure, but it seems like you can see some beautiful places not leaving a bus.

Cinque Terre, Italy
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5. Re: Cinque Terre from a cruise ship

This shuttle bus service is new - and their slogan "live cinque terre like a local" makes me laugh as most of us don't have cars and would never dream of going from village to village by car. The train is only 3/5 minutes from one village to the other, whereas the bus takes longer and the road is quite poor - they are VERY windy and people can get really carsick.

Odessa, Ukraine
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6. Re: Cinque Terre from a cruise ship

Thank you, cm28.

I was thinking about this bus, but your advice helps me to change my plans.

7. Re: Cinque Terre from a cruise ship

Thank you for your advice!

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