Last update: April 21, 2024.

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How to Get Around by Car in Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre Holiday: It's Not Recommended to Travel Between Villages by Car!

There is parking available near each village, but finding available spots can be challenging, even in the winter, and during weekends, parking spaces may be scarce. Furthermore, the complex terrain and travel duration make car travel inconvenient, so we highly recommend leaving your car in the parking lots in La Spezia or Levanto. You can find a list of all available parking areas with descriptions and photos on this website:

Parking near the beach in Monterosso, it's difficult to find spots in the summer, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre
Parking near the beach in Monterosso, it's difficult to find spots in the summer

Example: The distance between Monterosso and Vernazza is just over 2 km / 1.2 miles.
By train, you can get there in 4 minutes.
By boat, it takes 10 minutes.
By car, you'll have to travel about 20 km / 12 miles in 40 minutes and then walk for another 15 minutes from the parking area (if you find a spot), so leave your car in La Spezia or Levanto!


If you still decide to visit Cinque Terre by car, check the map that shows parking areas near each village. From these parking lots, you can reach the villages on foot or by bus. Keep in mind that you will spend a lot of time traveling between the villages. The cost of one hour of parking is approximately 2-3 euros.


The map highlights parking areas in Cinque Terre, Portovenere, La Spezia, and Levanto.

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