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Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Map

The Cinque Terre can be reached by Train, by Car, by Motorcycle or Bicycle, by Boat or walking.

  • By train from France:
    From Nizza/Ventimiglia border pass you reach the cities of Sanremo, Imperia, Savona, Genova, Sestri Levante, Levanto, Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and then Riomaggiore. The journey lasts approximately 5 Hours and it is 250 Km long.
    Usually it is necessary to change train at least once: in Genoa (in Piazza Principe or Brignole) or in Sestri Levante.
    From Modane border pass you cross the border with the TGV (Train Grande Vitesse) to Milan with stops in Bardonecchia or Torino P. Susa. In Milano Centrale you change train and get on an Intercity or Interregional train to Genova or La Spezia and then you reach Riomaggiore. The journey lasts approximately 4 hours and it is 200 Km long
    By train from Switzerland:
    From Sempione border pass, coming from Bern, you can easily reach Milano Centrale with a “Cisalpino” : an Euro-City train that reaches Milan Central Station in about 4 hours and 30 minutes covering a distance of about 370 Km. From Milan to Riomaggiore you can follow the already given information.
    Across Chiasso border, passing by Como you can reach Milan in 1 hour and 30 minutes with trains from Lugano covering a distance of about 80 Km. From Milan to Riomaggiore you can follow the already given information.
    The ones loving breathtaking panoramas can reach Italy passing through Bernina Pass: this particular railway line links St Moritz with Tirano (Valtellina, nearby Sondrio) in approximately 2 hours covering a distance of 60 Km.
    From Tirano you can take a train to Milano Centrale, reachable in 2 hours and 30 minutes. From Milan to Riomaggiore you can follow the already given information
  • By train from Austria:
    From Brennero pass you can reach easily Italy by train too. For example, there are al lot of trains connecting Innsbruck to Milan in about 5 hours covering a distance of approximately 500 Km. From Milan to Riomaggiore you can follow the already given information.

  • By train from Slovenia:
    From the borders located in the city of Gorizia you can reach Milan by train. From Gorizia railway station there are a lot of trains connecting it to Milan in about 5 hours covering a distance of about 390 Km. Usually there is a train change in Venezia Mestre railway station. From Milan to Riomaggiore you can follow the already given information
  • By train from Italy:
    • For the ones coming from the North the best solution is reaching Genoa, then Sestri Levante, Levanto, Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore.
      The line Genoa-Riomaggiore lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes and covers a distance of about 75 Km. The line Milan-Riomaggiore lasts about 3 hours and covers a distance of about 180 Km. The line Turin-Riomaggiore lasts about 3 hours and 30 minutes and covers a distance of about 240 Km.
      Another line connects Parma with La Spezia and then Riomaggiore, but trains run less frequent than in the other line. From Milan or Turin can be sometimes necessary in Genoa or Sestri Levante.
    • For the ones coming from from the Center or South you reach La Spezia from where, with a regional train, you can easily reach Riomaggiore.
      The journey La Spezia-Riomaggiore lasts about 10 Minutes and covers a distance of 12 Km. The journey Florence-Riomaggiore lasts about 2 hours and 40 minutes and covers a distance of about 120 Km (often you have to change train in Pisa). The journey Rome-Riomaggiore lasts approximately 5 Hours and covers a distance of about 400 Km (often you have to change train in Pisa or in La Spezia).
    • By train from Deiva Marina:
      There are lots of trains leaving from Deiva Marina to Riomaggiore. The line is Genoa-La Spezia, and usually you have to catch regional trains stopping in each station. The frequency is very high (approximately one train every our) and the journey lasts about 25 minutes.

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  • By Motorway from France:
    From Nice/Ventimiglia pass take the A10 Genova-Ventimiglia direction Genoa, then take the A7 Milano-Genova direction Milan. Take the interchange to the A12 Genova-Rosignano direction Livorno, continue on the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia and then exit in La Spezia. The route on the motorway stretches along about 250 Km and lasts about 2 hours and 30 minutes. From La Spezia exit follow the signs to La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore, Portovenere (attention: do not take the road to Lerici). Cross the city along the harbour, take the road on the left direction Portovenere, Riomaggiore. After about 5 Km, at a junction with a traffic light, follow the signs only to Riomaggiore. After a tunnel the road becomes very panoramic. This road continues to all other towns of Cinque Terre, but at the first junction you have to drive down towards Riomaggiore. The car park is not free and it is not easy to find a place. 300 metres before the town there is a free car park, but also here it is not easy to park. Nearby the junction to La Spezia and Manarola, at about 2 Km from the town there is a free car park where you can find easily place. From here you can take the green bus of the park connecting the car park with the town.

    From Frejus border pass you can enter directly in the Motorway A32 Torino-Bardonecchia direction Turin. In Turin exit at the junction with the bypass NORD, continue on it and then take the bypass SUD, from where your enter in the A21 Torino-Brescia direction Brescia. Take the junction for the A26 Genova Voltri-Gravellona Toce direction Genova Voltri. Continue on the A10 Genova-Ventimiglia direction Genova, then on the A7 Milano-Genova direction Milano. Take the junction to the A12 Genova-Rosignano direction Livorno. Continue on the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia, where you exit.
    From the exit of La Spezia see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 350 Km and it lasts on average 4 hours.

    From Mont Blanc border pass take the SS26 of Valle d’Aosta and continue until Morgex where you enter into the Motorway A5 Torino-Aosta-Monte Bianco direction Torino. Continue on the loop A4/A5 direction Motorway Torino-Trieste. Continue on the junction to Santhià direction Autostrada dei Trafori and then take the junction to the A26 Genova Voltri-Gravellona Toce direction Genova Voltri. Continue on the A10 Genova-Ventimiglia direction Genova, then on the A7 Milano-Genova direction Milano.Take the junction to the A12 Genova-Rosignano direction Livorno. Continue on the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia, where you exit. From the exit of La Spezia see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 380 Km and it lasts on average 4 hours 30 minutes.

  • By Motorway from Switzerland:
    From Gran San Bernardo pass (border between Italy and Switzerland in Valle D’Aosta) pass the frontier and, at the end of the tunnel continue until the exit of St. Rhémy. Continue on the SS27 of Gran San Bernardo in Cote de Sorreley and then exit in Aosta EST A5/Junction SS26. Continue on SS26 until Nus where you take the A5 Torino-Aosta-Monte Bianco direction Torino. Continue on the junction A4/A5 direction Motorway Torino-Trieste. Continue on the spur road to Santhià direction Autostrada dei Trafori and then take the junction to the A26 Genova Voltri-Gravellona Toce direction Genova Voltri. Continue on the A10 Genova-Ventimiglia direction Genova, then on the A7 Milano-Genova direction Milano. Take the junction to the A12 Genova-Rosignano direction Livorno. Continue on the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia, where you exit. From the exit of La Spezia see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 370 Km and it lasts on average 4 hours.

    From Sempione pass continue on the SS33 of Sempione, then on the SS37 of Val Vigezzo, then on the SS631 of Val Cannobina, on the SS34 of Lago Maggiore and then on SS33 of Sempione. In Baveno take the A26 Genova Voltri-Gravellona Toce direction Genova Voltri. Continue on the A10 Genova-Ventimiglia direction Genova, then on the A7 Milano-Genova direction Milano. Take the junction to the A12 Genova-Rosignano direction Livorno. Continue on the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia, where you exit. From the exit of La Spezia see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 400 Km and it lasts on average 4 hours 30 minutes.

    From Stevio pass take the SS36 and then continue on the SS38 of Stelvio, on the SS36 again and then on the SS340 direction Regina. Continue on the SS583 Lariana and then on the SS35 dei Giovi. In Como Monte Olimpino take the A9 Lainate-Chiasso direction Lainate. Continue on the A8 Milano-Varese direction Milano and exit at the bypass connection Milano Ovest. Continue on the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia, where you exit. From the exit of La Spezia see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 370 Km and it lasts on average 4 hours.

  • By Motorway from Austria:
    From Brennero pass (Border between Austria and Italy in Trentino Alto Adige) enter in the A22 Brennero-Modena direction Modena. After the exits of Carpi and Campogalliano, take the junction to the Motorway A1 Milano-Napoli direction Milano. Continue on the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia, where you exit. From the exit of La Spezia see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 470 Km and it lasts on average 5 hours.
    From the border between Austria and Italy in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, situated only few Kilometres from Tarvisio, take the A23 Palmanova-Tarvisio direction Motorway Torino-Trieste. Continue on the A4 Torino-Trieste direction Padova. Continue on the A13 Bologna-Padova direction Bologna. In Bologna enter in the A14 Bologna-Taranto direction A1 Milano-Napoli. Enter in the A1 direction Milano and continue in the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia where you exit. From the exit of La Spezia see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 560 Km and it lasts on average 6 hours.

  • By Motorway from Slovenia:
    From Fernetti pass (border between Slovenia and Italy in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia) take the SS58 of Carniola, from where, after reaching Fernetti, you take the spur road Opicina-Fernetti. Continue on the motorway loop A4-Trieste and exit in SV. Di Prosecco. From here continue on the SS14 of Venezia Giulia and in Duino take the A4 Torino-Trieste direction Padova. Continue on the A13 Bologna-Padova direction Bologna. In Bologna continue on the A14 Bologna-Taranto direction A1 Milano-Napoli. Enter in the A1 direction Milano and continue in the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia where you exit. From the exit of La Spezia see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 490 Km and it lasts on average 5 hours and 30 minutes.

    From Gorizia take the SS56 and continue on the SS351 of Cervignano. Take the loop Villesse-Gorizia at the junction of Villesse. Continue on the A4 Torino-Trieste direction Padova. Continue on the A13 Bologna-Padova direction Bologna. In Bologna continue on the A14 Bologna-Taranto direction A1 Milano-Napoli. Enter in the A1 direction Milano and continue in the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia where you exit. From the exit of La Spezia see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 560 Km and it lasts on average 6 hours.
    From Rabuiese pass (Border between Slovenia and Italy in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia) take the SS15 Via Flavia, then the SS202 Triestina, turn at the junction on the SS15 Flavia and on the SS202 again, from where you take the motorway loop A4-Trieste at the junction of Padriciano (junction SS202). From here continue on the SS14 of Venezia Giulia and in Duino take the junction to the A4 Torino-Trieste direction Padova. Continue on the A13 Bologna-Padova direction Bologna. In Bologna continue on the A14 Bologna-Taranto direction A1 Milano-Napoli. Enter in the A1 direction Milano and continue in the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia where you exit. From the exit of La Spezia see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 500 Km and it lasts on average 5 hours and 30 minutes.
    From Predil pass (border between Slovenia and Italy in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia) take the SS54 of Friuli, continue until Tarvisio Nord and take the A23 Palamnova-Tarvisio direction Motorway Torino-Trieste. Continue on the A4 Torino-Trieste direction Padova. Continue on the A13 Bologna-Padova direction Bologna. In Bologna continue on the A14 Bologna-Taranto direction A1 Milano-Napoli. Enter in the A1 direction Milano and continue in the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia where you exit. From the exit of La Spezia see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 565 Km and it lasts on average 6 hours and 30 minutes.
    By Motorway from Italy:
    Riomaggiore has not a Motorway exit and so it is necessary to exit in La Spezia. Here below you can read how to reach La Spezia from the mail Italian cities.

  • By Motorway from Italy:
    • MILAN:
      From Milan you can reach La Spezia through two ways. The first one leaves from Milano Sud to take the A1 Milano-Napoli direction Bologna. Continue in the A15 Parma-La Spezia and exit in La Spezia. From here see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 195 Km and it lasts on average 2 hours. The second one leaves from Milano Ovest to take the A7 Milano-Genova direction Genova. Continue on the A12 Genova-Rosignano direction Livorno, at the junction to the A15 Parma-La Spezia turn towards La Spezia and exit. From here see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 227 Km and it lasts on average 2 hours and 30 minutes.
    • TURIN:
      In Turin take the A6 Torino-Savona direction Savona. Continue on the A10 Genova-Ventimiglia direction Genova. Continue on the A7 Milano-Genova direction Milano and take the junction to the A12 Genova-Rosignano direction Livorno. At the junction to the A15 Parma-La Spezia turn towards La Spezia and exit. From here see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 250 Km and it lasts on average less than 3 hours.
    • VENICE:
      In Venezia Mestre take the A4 Torino-Trieste direction Padova. Continue on the a13 Bologna-Padova direction Bologna. In Bologna continue on the A14 Bologna-Taranto direction A1 Milano-Napoli. Enter in the A1 direction Milano and continue on the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia where you exit. From here see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 340 Km and it lasts on average 4 hours.
    • BOLOGNA:
      From Bologna Borgopanigale take the A14 Bologna-Taranto direction Motorway Milano-Napoli. Continue on the A1 Milano-Napoli direction Milano, then enter in the A15 Parma-La Spezia and exit in La Spezia. From here see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 190 Km and it lasts on average 2 hours.
    • FLORENCE:
      In Firenze Ovest take the A11 Firenze-Pisa direction Pisa. Continue on the spur road Lucca-Viareggio direction Viareggio. At the junction A12/branch Lucca continue towards the Motorway Genova-Livorno-Cecina. Take the A12 Genova-Rosignano direction Genova and the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia, where you exit. From here see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 130 Km and it lasts on average 1 hour and 30 minutes.
    • ROME:
      From the Ringway Grande Raccordo Anulare take the loop Roma NORD direction Motorway Milano-Napoli. Continue on the A1 Milano-Napoli direction Firenze and then on the A11 Firenze-Pisa direction Pisa. Continue on the spur road Lucca-Viareggio direction Viareggio. At the junction A12/branch Lucca continue towards the Motorway Genova-Livorno-Cecina. Take the A12 Genova-Rosignano direction Genova and the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia, where you exit. From here see previous instructions. The motorway route stretches along about 400 Km and it lasts on average 4 hours and 30 minutes.
  • MOTORBIKE OR BICYCLE
    For the ones arriving by Motorbike or bicycle we suggest to follow alternative tracks, more panoramic and exciting than a journey on the Motorway.
    • From Genoa:follow the SS1 Aurelia bordering the sea and reach Bogliasco, Recco, Rapallo, Chiavari, Sestri Levante where you continue until the Bracco pass (610 metres above sea level, a way that will be appreciated by the bikers for its numerous curves and the very good surface), Levanto, follow the signs to Monterosso and Cinque Terre, take the first junction on the left towards Pignone, after the sanctuary of Madonna di Soviore take the second junction on the right, follow the coast road of the Cinque Terre direction Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and then Riomaggiore. We suggest the cyclists to visit the towns only if they are interested, because they have to come back to the main road through very steep hills.
      Alternative roads:
      1. The first alternative is very suggestive and begins from Bracco pass where you can decide to stop in Framura and Bonassola and take the road to Levanto again.
      2. The second alternative is shorter and very particular but is not suitable for bicycles. From Sestri Levante follow the road to Riva Trigoso where you continue through the tunnels of the old railway line until Moneglia, then other tunnels to Deiva Marina and then Framura, Bonassola and Levanto. This alternative is very rapid but we remember you that in the tunnels the traffic is regulated by traffic light every 10 minutes, they are narrow and single-line and the access on foot and by bicycle is forbidden due to insufficient lighting.
    • From Milan:
      from Milan you can reach the High Scrivia valley, and then Genoa through the SS35 of Giovi Milano-Genova. Along this road, very busy during the 50ies when the Motorway did not exist, you meet the towns of Busalla, Savignone, Montoggio, Casella, Bargagli, where you continue until the green Fontanabuona valley from where you can reach Chiavari. From Chiavari you can continue following the above mentioned instructions.
    • From Piacenza:
      from Piacenza you can reach Genoa through the SS45 of Trebbia Valley passing by the valleys of Bisagno and Trebbia. Through this road you will reach also Bobbio and Marmaglia. From here you can decide to continue until Rezzoaglio, Borzonasca, Marasco and then Chiavari, or to make a small deviation to Santo Stefano D’Aveto, from where you can reach Rezzoaglio. From Chiavari you can continue following the above mentioned instructions.
    • From Parma:From Parma from Parma you take the SS62 of Cisa connecting Parma to La Spezia through the towns of Fornovo, Borgo Taro, Bedonia, Cento Croci pass (1000 metres above sea level), Varese Ligure, San Pietro Vara, Sesta Godano, Brugnato, Borghetto Vara, Riccò del Golfo, La Spezia, Riomaggiore
      Alternative roads:
      1. From Borgo Taro you cross the Cisa pass (1039 metres above sea level), pass through the Magra Valley and reach Sarzana, from where you take the SS1 Aurelia to la Spezia and then Riomaggiore.
      2. From Borghetto Vara reach the junction to Pignone, then Pignone, junction to Monterosso, continue towards Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore.
    • From Reggio Emilia:
      from Reggio Emilia take the SS63 of Cerreto that goes along the Apennines until the pass (1260 metres above sea level). Then cross the towns of Fivizzano and Rosaro until reaching Aulla, in the centre of Lunigiana. From Aulla you can follow the SS62 leading to Sarzana, to La Spezia and then to Riomaggiore.
    • From Florence:
      take the road to Pistoia, Montecatini, Lucca, cross the Garfagnana region, reach Aulla, La Spezia and Riomaggiore.
      Alternative roads:
      From Montecatini to Pisa, Viareggio, Carrara, Sarzana, La Spezia, Riomaggiore. For both ways we suggest you to use the S.G.C, FI-PI-LI (Highway Florence-Pisa-Livorno) in the first part and then continue on the SS1 Aurelia.
  • ON FOOT
    • From Manarola: Riomaggiore can be reached walking from Manarola through the Via dell’Amore (lovers’ street) in just 20 minutes (variable walking time). This footpath is unforgettable for its beauty overlooking the sea, and it is also comfortable and suggestive.
    • From Portovenere: from Portovenere begins the footpath number 1 leading it with Riomaggiore. The first part connects Portovenere with the locality of Campiglia (400 metres above sea level) and begins the track from the famous Bastreri square. It is characterized by a steep staircase that becomes less hard along the way. The footpath continues until a deep maquis leading to the town of Campiglia, where you can see at the beginning of it the tower of a windmill.
      From here the path continues along a relatively flat land among wonderful cork oak trees.
      The rest of the track is characterized by ups and downs until Telegrafo (513 metres above sea level)
      From Telegrafo col, beauty spot over the Gulf of La Spezia, reach following a flat path the Bramapane hill, where you can find the interesting ruins of a military fortress. Next stop is the pass of la Croce (637 metres above sea level), from where you may decide to continue westwards or to reach Riomaggiore with the FOOTPATH 01. The footpath starts with a steep descent in an unsurfaced road, the so-called “Sanctuaries path” that becomes a wide beaten earth track. The footpath continues among woods and vineyards and reaches the town of Riomaggiore that welcomes the guests with its famous castle.
  • BY PLANE
    • From Pisa: (km 85) www.pisa-airport.com
      From the airport of Pisa take the junction to Pisa from where you continue on the loop direction Pisa Centro. Continue on the motorway A12 Genova-Rosignano direction Genova. The last part is on the A15 Parma-la Spezia direction la Spezia where you exit. The route stretches along 73 Km. Once you arrive in La Spezia you can decide to continue either by car along the remaining 12 Km and reach Riomaggiore, or by train or by boat (see below).
    • From Genoa: (km 113) www.airport.genova.it
      From the airport of Genoa take the Motorway A10 Genova-Ventimiglia direction Genova, continue on the A7 Milano-Genova direction Milan and turn at the junction to the A12 Genova-Rosignano direction Livorno. From here continue on the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction La Spezia where you exit. The route stretches along 101 Km. Once you arrive in La Spezia you can decide to continue either by car along the remaining 12 Km and reach Riomaggiore, or by train or by boat (see below).
    • From Milan: (km 222) www.sea-aeroportimilano.it
      From the airport of Milan Linate take the bypass Est of Milano, turn at the junction to the loop A1 Piazzale Corvetto, from where you continue until the junction to the a15 Parma-La Spezia where you exit. The route stretches along 210 Km. Once you arrive in La Spezia you can decide to continue either by car along the remaining 12 Km and reach Riomaggiore, or by train or by boat (see below).
    • From Nice: (km 312) www.nice.aeroport.fr
      From the airport of Nice (Aéroport de Nice-Côte d'Azur) exit and cross the city along the seafront, take the a8 direction Nice-Nord and continue on the A80/E80 direction Menton, continue on the A8 direction Coni from where you enter in Italy. Continue on the A10 direction Ventimiglia where you exit and through the SS20 you reach the centre of Ventimiglia. From here take the A10 Genova-Ventimiglia direction Genova, continue on the A7 Milano-Genova direction Milan, take the junction to the A12 Genova-Rosignano direction Livorno, continue on the A15 Parma-La Spezia direction la Spezia where you exit. The route stretches along 300 Km. Once you arrive in La Spezia you can decide to continue either by car along the remaining 12 Km and reach Riomaggiore, or by train or by boat (see below).
  • BOAT EXCURSIONS
    • From La Spezia there are regular ferry-boat services connecting La Spezia with the Cinque Terre, especially in summer season and if sea conditions permit. These boats have also other embarkation points like Lerici, Portovenere, Levanto, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi and other towns of Versilia. Some ferry boats make a regular service also in winter time except the Versilia line, active just in summer. All of these boats stop in the harbours of the Cinque Terre (except Corniglia). With these boats you can also choose to reach Portofino and the Aquarium of Genoa. You can choose among full-day or just half-day excursions with 1-hour stops in one of the Cinque Terre. For further information please visit: www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it/

      A couple of times per week there are embarkation from the Aquarium of Genoa towards Cinque Terre. With this service you can also do whale-watching or excursions to Portofino-San Fruttuoso. For further information please visit: www.battellierigenova.it/