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Cinque terre

My husband and I plan to stay for 5 nites in Cinque terre. Is that too long as we are following with 6 nights in Tuscany. Which town would you suggest we stay in and should we hire a car.

Someone suggested we stay 2 of those 5 Cinque terre nites to stay in S margherita.

Any good places to stay? Our budget is between $200-$300per nite.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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1. Re: Cinque terre

You could stay in Sestri Levante for the 5 nights which is halfway between Cinque Terre and SML/Portofino at a very nice hotel like the Hotel Helvetia which is within your budget.

http://www.hotelhelvetia.it/

You would have no need for a car as there are excellent train connections between all the places mentioned and the train journey is only about 20 minutes

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2. Re: Cinque terre

Five nights in CT would be wonderful if you like to hike and if you are going when the weather is good. But without both those conditions, it might be a bit long and you might prefer a larger town.

A car is worse than useless in CT as there are few places to park and no roads in the villages.

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3. Re: Cinque terre

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at hotel margherite in Monterrossa. It was wonderful. I think 2 nights was perfect for us but i guess 3 nights would have been good also. The hike of the 5 villages was the most beautiful and wonderful thing I have ever done.

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4. Re: Cinque terre

just back and the crowds were ballistic......my choice was to stay in Levanto and take the 4 min trip to monterosso.

still can dine in any of the towns at night and get back without fuss.

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Glad to hear you had a good experience in Levanto, we will be there in a few weeks for 3 nights while we explore the 5Terra. Where did you stay?

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hi ritab85. I stayed in Vernazza for 2 nights a week ago and it was crowded beyond belief. I would not stay there again. Riomaggiore was less crowded so this would be my choice if I were to stay in one of the 5 villages unless I was a beach nut and then I would stay in Monterroso. I walked all 5 villages when I started at 6:30 am and finished at noon. This the only way to do it without the crowds and the heat. To my mind, the hikes are beautiful but the towns are way to crowded to be enjoyed.

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7. Re: Cinque terre

Just returned from a week in Sesti Levante and visited Cinque Terre on two of those days. Would support the view to stay in Sesti for your five days, no problem parking your car, since the railway gives you easy access not only to the CT but to places like Rapallo , St Margaretta and Portofino.

Although the CTs were quite an experience this time of year they are spoilt by the huge crowds of tourists. Probably diffferent when the last train or boat has departed for the day !

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8. Re: Cinque terre

snow cat i was staying at an Italian friends apartment so no good for you.

try this site as i have used it in the past.

http://www.occhioblu.it

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9. Re: Cinque terre

snow cat i was staying at an Italian friends apartment so no good for you.

try this site as i have used it in the past.

http://www.occhioblu.it

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