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Fastest route to Cinque Terre from San Gimignano

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Fastest route to Cinque Terre from San Gimignano

Our family is will be traveling from San Gimignano to Cinque Terre in June. Is it faster to get to Cinque Terre by auto or train from San Gimignano. We'll have an auto with GPS but are unsure as to how long it will take. We prefer to drive if it's faster.

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1. Re: Fastest route to Cinque Terre from San Gimignano

It is coming on for 120 miles from San Gimignano to the Cinque Terre, and driving would take about 2.5 hours each way. You can get driving directions, rather optimistic times, and estimated costs (fuel and tolls) from www.viamichelin.com

It is not really practical by public transport. There is no train service to San Gimignano, so you would have to take a bus to Florence, then a train journey of some 3 hours; so at least 4 hours each way.

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2. Re: Fastest route to Cinque Terre from San Gimignano

are you saying there are no trains from poggibonsi to la spezia? can you offer another suggestion, or would that be to drive? I did go on viamichelin.com and got fairly good directions.thank you!

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3. Re: Fastest route to Cinque Terre from San Gimignano

There are no direct trains from Poggibonsi to La Spezia. You have to change at Empoli, and the journey takes at least 2.5 hours, plus the time for a bus from San Gimignano to Poggibonsi.

As indicated in my previous post, driving is the way to go.

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4. Re: Fastest route to Cinque Terre from San Gimignano

I have driven that route (but went past San Gimignano) and as Sydneynick says it is the best way to get between the two destinations. Not a bad drive.

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