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5 Terre Gulf of the Poets

Via Don Giovanni Minzoni n 13, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
+39 0187 732987
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Where politeness and etiquette is forgotten

Took the ferry service from Monterosso to Portovenere. That is a good idea if you have some days in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bergen, Norway
A great way to review the Cinque Terre

After you've visited the towns of Cinque Terre, this is a nice way to see all of them from the... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Leo V
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Via Don Giovanni Minzoni n 13, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
+39 0187 732987
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the ferry service from Monterosso to Portovenere. That is a good idea if you have some days in Cinque Terre as Portovenere is just as lovely, but less crowded. The boat is full of day trippers that will fight their way to get their...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2017

After you've visited the towns of Cinque Terre, this is a nice way to see all of them from the water. We took the ferry from Monterosso al Mare to Riomaggiore in the mid-afternoon, when the lighting is right. Specify your destination at the ticket...More

Thank Leo V
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is an essential part of the Cinque Terre coastal tour, because several of the coastal trails are closed due to landslides. The boats are relaxing and the views are great.

Thank atmananda
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for ways to capture the iconic pictures of Cinque Terre, the boat tour or Ferry is the way to go. The ferry visits 4 of the 5 towns plus Porto Venere and La Spezia. For the best views, sit on the...More

1  Thank kluline
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I am not a very good sea traveler but we took a bus in la Spezia to the train station and bought a ticket to Monterrosso from there we got a ticket for the ferry that stops at all the little villages except one. The...More

1  Thank susan d
Reviewed 25 August 2016

You can take a car or a train to visit these lovely towns but viewing them from the water is totally awesome! The ferry stops at four of the 5 towns since Corniglia is not accessible by boat. the ferry does not run if the...More

1  Thank Italy4
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We purchased a shore excursion through the cruise ship and 5 Terre Gulf of the Poets were the contracted company. I usually like to organize excursions on our own to save money but didn't this time and I'm sure I paid quite a premium through...More

1  Thank JT_Turner3
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We thought the boat trip to the beautiful Cinque Terre would be the highlight of our holiday and it is indeed a beautiful and interesting trip but it is totally ruined by the enormous groups of people who turn up from the cruise ships. We...More

1  Thank RJ15T
Reviewed 18 October 2015

While I think this is probably the only way one can really get to the seaside villages of Cinque Terre, I'm not a lover of boats. We just so happened to go out on this thing on a cold and windy day, so I can't...More

1  Thank SSBurto
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We bought a day ticket and travelled from La Spezia to Monte Rosso and backwards. The boat was completely full with so many tourists but it was just beautiful and amazing getting to the lovely villages via sea.

1  Thank Sarichan
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Susan W
Can you buy ferry tickets online or do you have to purchase them in person at the peir?
2 June 2015|
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Response from Barrbrown | Reviewed this property |
We purchased them at the pier -- I don't think it's a problem to get on -- we never saw the boats turn anyone away. I think they put more boats on when the crowds are bigger. You can see the schedule online which will help... More
price, duration and availability
10 April 2015|
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Response from Anitafromoz2010 | Reviewed this property |
1962shona. If you're referring to boat, train or bus fares, we did not pre book any of them as we never planned more than one day ahead. You can also get a Cinque Terre pass while you're there. As to prices: I can't remember... More