My suggestion is to use train and bus, becouse the routes are very crowded and car-parking in that area is very complicated; in this season, moreover, the problem increases hugely, during week-ends.
Using trains and buses you can enjoy your time without any trubble.
Walter over 5 years ago
Hi Victoria, Cinque Terre is a wonderful place, best way to visit it depends on where you are going to land. Train and bus are good and cheap solutions, but if you've never been there I would suggest a car with driver service. A friend of mine came to Milan 2 months ago and went to Venice with limousine service. I called MJ Service for her - www.mjservice.it/en/index.htm - they're very well known, probably best car with driver near Milan Malpensa airport. Their drivers speak english and if you're coming with friends you can ask for a group transfer with mini van.
Have a good time in Italy, bye
Mario over 5 years agoAnswered by Mario via Travellr.com
I would recommend the train. I have been there twice and I rented a car, but only because I was traveling to Tuscany and needed a car there. The roads are very scary, windy and narrow. The Italians don't seem to notice that there is barely enough room for two cars, so they drive like crazy on these little roads. Also, you have to park at the top of the towns (unless you are staying in Monterossa) and you have to pay a daily rate to park there and it can get really crowded in the summer. Also, you still have to take a bus or walk to your hotel. Once you park your car, you pretty much only get around via train or trail.
So if you have a choice, I would take the train because it is very easy to get around via the train, it is less scary and a lot less expensive. But if you are adding it onto a larger road trip like we did it may make more sense to drive. Hope that helps! over 5 years ago
Agree with Dea. I just returned from Italy 1 week ago, we stayed in Riomaggiore, the 1st town on CT. Unless your accommodation comes with parking, train is best. I did love the driving though. I have never been there, but with a GPS, no problem. I'd say best towns to stay are Riomaggiore and Vernazza over 5 years ago