Timetable, routes, harbours, berths, advantages and disadvantages
- Travel by boat:
the Cinque Terre can be visited on foot, walking along the magnificent footpaths connecting them, or by train, with all its advantages. For the ones who love the sea there is also the possibility to travel by boat, that offers unforgettable sights and unique sensations. The boats are operated by the “Consorzio Marittimo Turistico 5 Terre-Golfo dei Poeti” that offers numerous possibilities for what concerns timetable, itineraries and stops. The most important berths are: Levanto, Portovenere, Lerici and La Spezia, although during summer there are other connections along the coast (Departure from Deiva Marina n the months of June, July and August too)..
With the same line it is possible to reach also Portofino.br />
- Prices and itineraries:
The price of the tickets varies according to the chosen route and the period of the year.
- For the line Cinque Terre you can choose between two possibilities:
- Full-Day Excursion with at pleasure stop in the towns of Cinque Terre (not in Corniglia) with other stop in Portovenere for the ones coming from La Spezia or Lerici.
- Half-Day Excursion with one-hour stop in the Cinque Terre (Vernazza or Monterosso) and return to Portovenere or La Spezia/Lerici in the late afternoon.
For the Portofino line you can do the same thing: you can decide to leave from La Spezia, Levanto, Portovenere, Lerici or one of the Cinque Terre (not in Corniglia). Also in that case there are departures from Deiva marina but only in summer season./p>
The boat company previews other alternatives to these two main lines, like for example the Excursion to the Aquarium of Genoa, the Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto tour (Golfo dei Poeti line) or to Capraia Island.