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La Spezia to Portofino

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La Spezia to Portofino

Hi everyone

We'll be in La Spezia for the day (cruise) and would like to visit Portofino independantly (as opposed to an organised ship's excursion). Has anyone done this or can give any advice on distances, times, buses or trains? Also, is it do-able to visit Portofino plus the Cinque Terre?

Many thanks.

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1. Re: La Spezia to Portofino

Cinque Terre and Portofino would be a very, very busy day. Travel by train would be best. From La Spezia, there is a bus to Portovenere, and then ferries that go between Portovenere and the Cinque Terre. There's also a bus from La Spezia to Lerici, and again ferries from Lerici to the Cinque Terre, and Portofino.

Consider a private tour with Bella Vita Italia. They service this area well. Let them worry about the transportation connections for you.

http://www.bellavitaitalia.com/

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2. Re: La Spezia to Portofino

You either visit Portofino or the Cinque Terre -- both in a day are impossible.

But sicne your main interest seems to be Portofino, take a train from La Spezia to Santa Margherita Ligure, and a bus from there.

Train schedules on www.trenitalia.com

Bus schedules on tigulliotrasporti.it/Orari/…pagina27.pdf

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3. Re: La Spezia to Portofino

Thank you both for your replies. I think if getting to Portofino involves a change, I may just opt for Lerici and Cinque Terre, unless I can pick up a tour (thanks for the link).

Cheers.

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4. Re: La Spezia to Portofino

Thanks to everyone who replied. We're back now and thoroughly enjoyed our day in La Spezia and the Cinque Terre. The weather was dreadful mind, it was torrential rain and cold practically the whole day which was most surprising given it was June.

The town of La Spezia was a delight and the Cinque Terre just wonderful, we're so glad we didn't miss them. :)

It was very easy to do by yourself (as opposed to an organised excursion) and the all day train ticket was only 8 euros.

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