Cinque terre: how to get there

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The Cinque terre is a national park  in the Liguria region of Italy that consists of 5 small villagies: Riomaggiore,  Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. There is also a small town named Portovenere that is also worth of being visited.

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Map of the region
It is very easy to get to Cinque Terre on train: 3 hours from Milan, 3 hours and 30 minutes from Turin and 2 hours and 30 minutes from Florence. The journey to the Cinque Terre starts from the city La Spezia.

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La Spezia

  •  by train
The most convenient way to visit all 5 villagies is by train. For that in la Spezia you need to take the regional train. It crosses the Cinque Terre in only 30 minutes. The distance between single villagies is the following:
Riomaggiore – Manarola: 2 minutes
Manarola – Corniglia: 3 minutes
Corniglia – Vernazza: 4 minutes
Vernazza – Monterossa: 3 minutes
You can check the timetable here: Trains timetable from 23/04/2016
Please note that not all trains stop in every town. Don’t forget to use train ticket validation-punching machines that you can find on every platform. You can check the timetable on the website of Trenitalia or ask for the timetable in the tourist information centres that you can find in every train station of the 5 villagies. Trains run every 30 minutes. One way ticket costs 4 EUR.
There is also a travel ticket for 16 EUR and for 10 EUR *(2016) for children under 12 for one day. This travel ticket allows you to travel on trains between Levanto and La Spezia (that is between all five villagies) as many time as you want. It also allows you to enter some pathways (such as Sentiero Azzurro, that connects Riomaggiore and Monterossa) and some museums without additional charges. In addition, there is a travel ticket for 2 days for 29 EUR *(2016). You can buy travel tickets on every train station of Cinque Terre and in the tourist information centers.
  •  on foot

Beside trains, it is also possible to move in Cinque Terre on foot using the pathways where you can enjoy the magnificent panorama.

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  • by sea

You also can travel across Cinque Terre by boats that transport tourists from one village to another when the weather is good.

There are 2 itineraries:

corso giornaliera, that is daily line, when the boat leaves at 9.15 – 10.00 – 11.15 – 12.10. This itinerary offers stops in Portovenero, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Monterossa.

corso pomeridiana, that is after lunch line, when the boat leaves at 14.05. This itinerary offers an hour stop in Vernazza or in Monterossa and then the boat comes back to Portovenero or La Spezia.
The cost of the tickets depends on the itinerary chosen and on how many stops you want to make.

It is also possible to go from La Spezia to Portovenero in only 30 minutes.

You can check the timetable here (2016): Cinque Terre by sea

* the timetable changes a lot. Therefore it is higly recommended to check it before buying tickets.

So choose any of these ways of travelling and enjoy the Cinque Terre.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us!
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Rome Assisi by bus. Pilgrimage connections

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This is a guide to go from Rome to Assisi by bus. The following bus companies serve the line Rome-Assisi:

Sulga

Sulga line passes through Perugia, Todi, Deruta, Roma Tiburtina Railway Station and Fiumicino Airport. More information about terminal in Rome: Tibus station.
Download pdf timetables:

Fiumicino – Rome – Perugia – Assisi (updated to 29 Jan 2016)

Assisi – Perugia – Rome – Fiumicino (updated to 29 Jan 2016)

 

Trenitalia

You can reach Assisi by Trenitalia train, too. unfortunately often it’s necessary to make a train change.

 

Events in Assisi

Here are the upcoming events taking place in the town of Assisi:

Transfer Procession of the Dead Christ, 25 Mar 2016
Procession, 25 Mar 2016
Music therapy and coma, 31 Mar 2016 – 3 Apr 2016
Easter Monday to Bosco di San Francesco, 9 Apr 2016
Assisi Antiques, 25 Apr 2016 – 3 May 2016
Festa di Calendimaggio, 3-5 May 2016
Calendimaggio, 6-8 May 2016
Ascension Day, 19-20 May 2016
Feast of Lavender, 18 Jun 2016 – 03 July 2016
Vote Fest, 22 Jun 2016
Easter Rosada Palio, 25-26 June 2016
Rally vintage tractors, 5-7 July 2016
Cambio Festival, 20 July 2016
TuttoDante di Roberto Benigni, 28 July 2016

Assisi is a pilgrimage destination and therefore many organizations (like Young People to Assisi) are organizing this type of travel and special events.

 

Versione italiana -> Roma Assisi in autobus

 

The Marches bus connections from Naples

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In the following article we are going to look at bus connections between Naples and the Marches offered by Roma Marche Linee company.

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  • Naples — Ancona

The company Roma Marche Linee provides daily connections between Naples and Ancona.

The average journey time is 6 hours 30 min. One way tickets cost around 34.50 EUR, two way tickets 56 EUR.

From Naples buses leave from the parking Metropark that is situated near the Naples Central train station. In Ancona the bus arrives and leaves from Rosselli square that is situated near Ancona train station.

From Naples the bus leaves to Ancona at 8.00 a.m., 15.00 and at 17.30. Please note that on Saturday the bus doesn’t leave at 15.00. The bus arrives in Ancona at 14.20, 21.30 and at 00.00 respectively.

From Ancona the bus leaves Naples at 05:00 a.m., 08:00 a.m. and at  14:15. Please note that on Saturday the bus doesn’t leave from Ancona to Naples at 08.00. The bus arrives in Naples at 11.30, 14.30 and at  20.50 respectively.

You can check the timetable here in a pdf format here: Buses Roma Marche Linee

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  • Naples—Macerata

The company Roma Marche Linee offers daily connection between Naples and Macerata.

The average journey time is 6 hours 30 min. One way ticket costs 34.00 EUR, two way ticket – 55 EUR.

From Naples buses leave from the parking Metropark that is situated near the Naples Central train station. In Macerata buses leave and arrive at the bus Terminal on Pizzarello square on autostrada street

From Naples buses leave at 8.00 and arrive in Macerata at 14.00

From Macerata buses leave at 5.00 and arrive in Naples at 11.30.

You can check the timetable here in a pdf format here: Buses Roma Marche Linee

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You can also check the direction Rome – the Marches offered by the same bus company.

The Marches: bus connections from Rome

regione marcheIn the following article we are going to look at bus connections between Rome and the Marches by Roma Marche Linee company.


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  • Rome  – Macerata

The company Roma Marche Linee provides connection Roma – Macerata – Roma every day. From Rome buses leave from the train station Tiburtina. In Macerata buses stop at the Bus Terminal that is situated on the Pizzarello square.

Buses have connections during morning, day and night. Please note that on Sunday buses have a bit different timetable. The average journey time is 4 hours and 30 min. One way tickets Rome – the Macerata cost around 24 EUR, two way  – 41 EUR.

Here is the timetable (updated May 2016)

From Rome buses leave at 08:30, 10.00, 1400,16.00, 18.30, 21.05 On Sunday there is no bus at 14.00. The bus arrives in Macerata at 13.15, 14.00, 19.00, 20.00, 23.05, 01.20 respectively.

From Macerata the bus leaves to Rome at 01.30 at night, 05.00 a.m. 06.15 a.m., 08.30 a.m., 10.45 a.m. and at  16.15. Please note that on Sunday the bus from Macerata to Rome doesn’t leave at 08.30. But there is an additional bus that leaves for Rome at 18.00. The bus arrives in Rome at 5.40 a.m., 9.15 a.m., 10.35 a.m., 12.40 a.m., 14.45, 20.15 respectively.

 

More detailed information and the timetable in the format of pdf you can check here: Buses Roma Marche Linee

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  • Rome – Fermo

The company Roma Marche Linee provides daily connection Roma – Fermo – Roma. The average journey time is 4 hours.

In Rome the bus leaves from the train station Tiburtina. In Fermo from Piazza Dante (in front of the church S.Francesco). One way tickets cost around 2o EUR, two way tickets – 34 EUR.

From Rome buses leave every day including holidays from 10 a.m. till 16. In Fermo buses arrive from 14 till 20.00 respectively.

From Fermo the buses leave at 5.30 a.m., 10,45a.m. and at 16.15. On Saturday the bus doesn’t have connection at 5.30 a.m. To Rome the bus arrives at 09.15 a.m., 14,45 and  20.15 respectively.

More detailed information and the timetable in the format of pdf you can check here: Buses Roma Marche Linee.

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  • Rome – Ancona

The company Roma Marche Linee offers daily connection Rome Ancona Rome.  Buses from Rome leave from the station Tiburtina. In Ancona on Piazza Rosselli (FS) — from the side of the Hotel. The one way tickets cost 30 EUR and two way tickets – 51 EUR.

From Rome to Ancona buses leave only at 14.00 and arrive in Ancona at 18.30.

From Ancona to Rome buses leave at 01.05 at night, 04.45 a.m, and at 08.00 a.m.. On Saturday the bus from Ancona to Rome doesn’t leave at 08.00. Buses arrive in Rome at 05.40 a.m., 09.15 a.,m and at  13.00 respectively.

More detailed information and the timetable in the format of pdf you can check here: Buses Roma Marche Linee.

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You can also check the conenction Naples – the Marches – Naples done by the same bus company: Naples – the Marches.

 

 

Sardinia: how to reach it?

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There are two ways to reach Sardinia from Italy (that is from Italian continent): by ferries and by plains.

Ferries are active the whole year. During the summer there are a lot of passengers that is why it is highly recommended to book ferry tickets in advance. The average journey time is 10 hours. Nowadays there are several ferries that reach Sardegna in 6 hours. Most ferries leave late at night. In Sardinia there are several ports where arrive ferries: Cagliari, Porto Torres, OlbiaGolfo d’Aranci and Arbatax.  In the Italian continent ferries leave to Sardinia mainly from Genua, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Naples and Fiumicino.

Sardegna porti

Shipping companies that connect ports of Sardinia with ports of the Italian continent:

  • Tirrenia

Genua – Porto Torres, Olbia, Arbatax

Civitavecchia – Olbia, Arbatax, Cagliari

Fiumicino – Golfo Aranci, Arbata

Napoli – Cagliari

  • Moby Lines

Genoa – Olbia

Livorno – Olbia

Civitavecchia – Olbia

Piombino – Olbia

  • Corsica Ferries

Livorno – Golfo Aranci

  • Grande Navi Veloci

Genoa – Porto Torres

Ferry prices vary a lot depending on the season and on the booking date. Also prices depend on the way of travelling on ferries: cabin/CABINA USO ESCLUSIVO, single bed/LETTO SINGOLO, seats/POLTRONA or bridge/PONTE. As usual the option ponte is the cheapest one. If you want to take with you animals or additional equipment such as cars, bicycles, motorbikes, it will cost additional amount of money.

More detailed information:

Civitavecchia – Sardinia

Genoa – Sardinia

Livorno – Sardinia

Napoli – Sardinia

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Porto di Golfo d’Aranci

 

Livorno – Sardinia: how to reach

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In this article we are going to look at ferry connections between Livorno and Sardinia. There are two ship companies that provide such connection: Moby Lines and Corsica Ferries

  • Moby Lines

Shipping company Moby Lines provide connection Livorno -Olbia – Livorno. On June 2016 from Monday till Friday ferries leave from Livorno to Olbia at 8 a.m. and at 23.50. Average journey time is 7-8 hours. From Olbia to Livorno ferries leave two/three times a day during the day and night. Average price for the month June 2016 starts from 37 EURO

You can buy tickets and look at the prices on the official Moby Lines web site.

*Attention: the timetable is highly approximate. It changes and varies a lot. Therefore, it is higly recommended to check the timetable on the official Moby Lines web site before buying tickets.

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  • Corsica Ferries

Shipping company Corsica Ferries provides daily connection between Livorno and Golfo d’Aranci. On June 2016 ferries leave Livorno between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. at 15.30 and between 21 and 23. Average journey time is 6 h 30 min with ferriesMega Express and  10 h. with ferries Cruise Ferries. Night connections last from 8 to 10 hours. From Golfo d’Aranci ferris leave at 8 a.m., at 15.30 and between 20.30 and 23. The price on june 2016 start from 50 EURO.

You can buy tickets and look at the prices on the official  Corsica Ferrie web site.

*Attention: the timetable is highly approximate. It changes and varies a lot. Therefore, it is higly recommended to check the timetable on the official Corsica Ferrie web site before buying tickets.

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About other connection with Sardinia you can read here: Sardinia: how to reach?