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How to get from Bologna to Porto Venere

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How to get from Bologna to Porto Venere

Hi we are travelling in June from Bologna to Porto Venere for 3 nights, what is the best way to get there? any suggestions on accommodation there? ta

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1. Re: How to get from Bologna to Porto Venere

You take a train from Bologna to La Spezia, then a bus. Or use a rental car.

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2. Re: How to get from Bologna to Porto Venere

Note that there are two ways given on trenitalia websites for trains from Bologna to la Spezia.

There is the cheap way, with one change at Parma, using Regional trains without reserved seats throughout - no advance reductions. And there is the expensive way using a high speed train to Florence and one or more additional changes.

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3. Re: How to get from Bologna to Porto Venere

Correction - if you go via Florence there is also usually only the one change of train .

For routes and prices until June 8 see http://www.trenitalia.com/ clicking the British flag at the top for English then entering Bologna Centrale to La Spezia Centrale. To see fares via Parma you must enter a date this week.

Buses to Portovenere here http://www.atcesercizio.it/doc/Linea11P.pdf - NB the bus does not stop directly outside the train station.

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4. Re: How to get from Bologna to Porto Venere

This is route to nearest Bus stop from station:

https://www.google.it/maps/ms…

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5. Re: How to get from Bologna to Porto Venere

Hotels

4* Grand Hotel Portovenere & Royal Sporting

3* Hotels Belvedere & Paradiso

2* Hotel Genio

Also

http://www.locandalalucciola.com/

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6. Re: How to get from Bologna to Porto Venere

My wife and I are currently staying in Palmaria, a small island about a five-minute boat ride from Portovenere. We are staying at the Casa del Pescatore, which we have loved. Drove down from Parma, about two hours. We took longer because once outside La Spezia, we thought Portovenere was at hand, but it was in fact about 10 kilos ahead. Hard drive, with closed freeway lanes, etc. Tomorrow, we drive to Bologna, which requires going back through Parma, then another hour. If you're in Parma on a Saturday or Sunday, the ham, cheese, salami and tomato "museums" are open to public, but not so during the week. In Portovenere, we highly recommend the restaurant, Portovenere Mare di Sapori at Capellini 94/8. Electtra is so-so. We're told La Chigla is quite good, but haven't tried it. Good luck.

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