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Getting from Rome to Cinque Terra

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Getting from Rome to Cinque Terra

Going to Italy in May. We're flying into Rome and have booked a hotel there for four days. We would like to spend 2-3 days in Cinque Terre and 6 days in Tuscany, probably Montalcino. From there we will drive to various towns and villages. Then back to Rome for a night and fly the next day. I'm not sure whether to go straight to CT from Rome, whether to take a train or rent a car. (we plan to have a car while in Tuscany) how far would it be? We could drive or take a train to Lucca for a night and then on to CT the next day. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Getting from Rome to Cinque Terra

You could take the train Rome to Cinque Terre and Cinque Terre to Florence www.trenitalia.it/homepage_en.html Enter the name of a Cinque Terre village as destination

www.cinqueterreonline.com

Car rental Florence www.auto-europe.com www.auto-europe.co.uk

Route planner www.viamichelin.com

Non EU citizens require an International driving permit for Italy

Traffic and ZTL areas info roninrome.com/transportation/driving-italy

Accommodation www.venere.com www.bed-and-breakfast-in-italy.com

www.rome.info

www.discovertiscany.com

Regional info www.italia.it/en/home.html

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2. Re: Getting from Rome to Cinque Terra

do not take a car to arrive in the Cinque Terre. The villages are prohibited to traffic, and a car is rendered useless. You just have to park it and leave it there for your trip to the zone, as the only way to really get around is by boat, train and the hiking trails. In addition, the roads to arrive in the villages are narrow, windy and steep with no guardrail - if you are not used to them, it can be quite harrowing.

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