Are you on holiday in Florence but you feel like the sea? Maybe you don’t know it, but you can reach the Cinque Terre in a couple of hours and admire the beauty of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore on the Ligurian Sea.
In this article we suggest you the best way to get from Florence to Cinque Terre.
The train is certainly the best way to get from Florence to Cinque Terre. Unfortunately, there is no direct train, but with one or two changes you can get there easily and you can buy tickets directly from the Trenitalia website.
Riomaggiore is the Cinque Terre village closest to Florence: reachable with one change in La Spezia or with two changes, one in Pisa and one in La Spezia. More or less every hour, from the Santa Maria Novella station in Florence, trains leave for La Spezia in about 2 hours: you can choose to take only regional trains or an Intercity or Frecciarossa for the Pisa-La Spezia line, making two changes.
From La Spezia station you can reach many places, including Riomaggiore. From here, to visit the other villages you can take a boat, a train or walking.
When you arrive in La Spezia by train, you can decide not to continue with the train but to go to the port and take a boat.
The boat trip from the port of La Spezia is worth for the view it offers, even if it takes longer than the train. In fact, many people there use this way to get to Cinque Terre to admire the incredible view of the Cinque Terre from the sea.
Every village in the Cinque Terre can be reached by car even if the roads are narrow with many curves. Moreover, it is not recommended to go by car because all the villages are limited traffic and it is not easy to find parking. We suggest you to leave your car in La Spezia and reach the Cinque Terre by train or boat.
If you still want to reach Le Cinque Terre from Florence by car, here are the directions:
Once in La Spezia:
I hope our advice will help you reach the Cinque Terre from Florence.