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Cinque Terre Day Trip

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Cinque Terre Day Trip

My mum (late 40s) and myself (20) are going to Italy at the end of August. The end of our trip sees us spending 2 nights in Florence and 3 in Milan - more in Milan as we want to spend some time day tripping the lakes. We both would love to see Cinque Terre, but not sure about time. On the day that we would travel by train from Florence to Milan, is it worth leaving Florence early in the morning and heading to Cinque Terre for the day then departing (in the late afternoon/evening) from Cinque Terre to Milan instead of back to Florence? We will only be travelling with hand luggage so carting suitcases around is not an issue. I've seen that people do day trips to Cinque Terre return from Florence so essentially thinking along this line but heading straight to our next destination rather than backtracking to Florence. Thanks!

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1. Re: Cinque Terre Day Trip

Since you have limited time for visiting the CT, then consider using the ferry that day for your sightseeing.

The view of the villages from the sea is amazing and the ferry allows you to hop off for a visit to a village then continue on with the next ferry.

Take the train from Florence to Riomaggiore then transfer to the ferry. Stop off in a village like Vernazza for lunch then continue on with the ferry to Monterosso. Disembark and take the train from there to Milan.

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2. Re: Cinque Terre Day Trip

Trains Milan to Cinque Terre to Milan to Varenna www.trenitalia.com/icom-en enter a day over the next week

Cinqueterre ferry www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it

Lake Como ferry www.navigazionelaghi.it

www.visitflorence.com www.cinqueterre.com www.ciaomilano.com www.discovercomo.com

Edited: 10 May 2018, 13:58
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