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Camolgi to cinque terre

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Camolgi to cinque terre

In september my husband and I will be traveling to camolgi. We have heard there was extensive damage to the cinque terre. Would it be worth a day trip to cinque terre or just see portofino and the surrounding area?

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1. Re: Camolgi to cinque terre

Damage was to only two of the five Cinque Terre villages. Damage to Monterosso has almost entirely been restored, and damage to Vernazza has mostly been restored, though there is still some work ongoing.

It's Camogli by the way, rather than Camolgi.

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2. Re: Camolgi to cinque terre

Can you drive to monterosso al mare and then train or boat to the different cities of the cinque terre

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3. Re: Camolgi to cinque terre

You can. But I don't see the point when you can get direct trains from Camogli which will get you to Monterosso thirty minutes faster than a car, and at a fare of €5.40 each, each way, which for two people will be certainly be cheaper than fuel and parking costs by car.

If you must drive some of the way, then the drive to Sestri Levante is faster than the train, and to Levanto probably not so much slower compared to Monterosso. So change from car to train at one of these places, not at Monterosso. But the full boat service starts from Monterosso www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it/

For train times from Camogli to Monterosso and other Cinque Terre villages see http://www.fsitaliane.it/homepage_en.html - to see costs you must use a date this week as fares for these trains are NA online more than seven days in advance. Buy in Italy.

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4. Re: Camolgi to cinque terre

And don't forget the toll costs

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5. Re: Camolgi to cinque terre

In a July post follow-up, in September we are staying in Camolgi for three nights. Would like suggestions on the best way to use this time seeing cinque terre and beach. Would like suggestions on seeing by boat or other.and where we should train to from Camolgi to cinque terre.

Edited: 10 August 2012, 02:09
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6. Re: Camolgi to cinque terre

See above mesage

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7. Re: Camolgi to cinque terre

Take the train from Camolgi to Monterosso, after walking around there suggest you go down to the harbour and get an all day ferry ticket to Portovenere which will call at the other CT villages on the way. After lunch at Portovenere catch the ferry back to Riomagggiore, walk the paved Trail to Manarola, about 20 mins stroll, then train to Vernazza and if you have time for a swim return by train via Monterosso before catching the train back to Camolgi. A very full but should be a great day out.

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8. Re: Camolgi to cinque terre

There are also direct boat trips from Camogli on the first two Saturdays in September, and trips to Monterosso and Portovenere on the first Wednesday and first two Sundays.

Click Linee then Rosso or Azzurra on www.golfoparadiso.it/ for times. Linea Blu is Camogli's year-round service to San Fruttuoso.

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9. Re: Camolgi to cinque terre

Distance from Camolgi to portofino. And best transportation to there for day trip

Edited: 13 August 2012, 02:23
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10. Re: Camolgi to cinque terre

Two miles as crow flies. Nine miles by road. Give or take.

Best according to what criteria?

For circular day trip, get boat to San Fruttuoso, another boat to Portofino, then a boat or bus to Santa Margherita, then train (five minutes) or bus (twenty minutes, but with a view rather than in a tunnel) back to Camogli.

And note spelling of Camogli. It is NOT Camolgi.