Plan your trip to the Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre useful information to help you plan your vacation

How to get to Cinque Terre, Italy, by train, car, or bus

 
Visitor information offices (Photo )

Tourism information for Cinque Terre

 
Italy is best on foot

Trains, ferries, and other transportation options in Cinque Terre

 
The Cinque Terre Card (left) and the trains-included Cinque Terre Treno MS Card (right) (Photo courtesy of the Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre)
Cinque Terre Card
Cinque Terre

Enjoy admission to the trail system and various Cinque Terre sights and monuments

 
Transportation options to and within Italy (Photo icons courtesy of AIGA, illustration by Reid Bramblett)

Getting to Italy and getting around Italy: trains, planes, rental cars, low-cost airlines and long-distance coaches

 
Travel info (Photo by Bobafred)

Tourist information, guidebooks, maps, tips for niche groups (students, LGBT, seniors, disabled, etc.), and more in Italy

 
Skype is the cheapest way to make international calls

Keeping in touch while traveling—Cellphones and Skype, mail and roaming fees, and how to call to, from, and within Italy

 
Be smart. Don't leave your bag on the bar; some places have purse hooks (just be sure you keep it between your knees as you sit, and take it with you when you use the bathroom)

From emergency numbers and hospitals to pickpockets and general safety issues

 
You'd pay a 3% foreign transaction fee on all purchases with this Chase Visa card (and many others)

From credit cards, cash, and ATMS to VAT refunds, travelers checks, and customs limits in Italy

 
Transportation options to and within Italy

All those boring but necessary travel details: passports, entry visas, trip insurance, health insurance, customs regulations, and all the other super-fun pre-trip preparations

 
Not my gear, but pretty close to what I pack (save the helmet) (Photo by cmor15)

From travel speciality clothes and gear to bags and currency converters

 
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