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Ferry from Viareggio?

Waterford, Canada
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Ferry from Viareggio?

We are in the very early planning stages of a trip to Viareggio in October 2018. From what I’ve read, a day excursion to Porto Venere would be a lovely trip however I can’t seem to find if a ferry departs from Viareggio (morning would be nice) to Porto Venere and we can catch a return ferry the same day. Does one exist? Do we have to take a bus/train to a town closer to Porto Venere to catch a ferry? I realize this is early and well before next year’s ferry schedule but taking the ferries is a priority for our first trip to this area and may greatly influence our choice of Viareggio as a base.

Thank you for any input, experiences and expertise in this query.

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Adelaide, Australia
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1. Re: Ferry from Viareggio?

Seasonal ferry Viareggio to Cinque Terre www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it

Waterford, Canada
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2. Re: Ferry from Viareggio?

I’ve seen this website but the ferry service is shut down until April and the new schedule won’t be posted until late March. And not having the option of viewing the 2017 schedule doesn’t give me a hint as to the October 2018 schedule which I hope would be quite similar to to the previous years. I guess I’ll have to wait until April to view the schedule and see if ferry excursions from Viareggio would be viable. I would love to be able to reach Porto Venere by ferry from Viareggio but that remains to be seen.

Thank you for the link. I will check for updates in April.

Imperia, Italy
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3. Re: Ferry from Viareggio?

www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it runs a boat from Viareggio only in July and August. Certainly not in October.

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4. Re: Ferry from Viareggio?

All the Cinque Terre area 2017 ferry schedules, including the Viareggio seasonal ferry, are available on this website. apathtolunch.com/2014/06/complete-cinque-ter…

The ferry schedules don't vary much from year to year.

Waterford, Canada
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5. Re: Ferry from Viareggio?

Thank you for the information. I guess I'll have to figure out a Plan B.

Waterford, Canada
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6. Re: Ferry from Viareggio?

Thank you BenjHarrison. Great link. Seems I will be able to get from La Spezia to Porto Venere by ferry in October. I checked out the train schedules from Viareggio to La Spezia and return and with either some fast walking from the train station to the ferry (or a taxi) we should be able to catch the 11:15, arriving in Porto Venere at 11:45.

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