The arrival point to input in the navigator is “Riomaggiore, Via Santuario” (no number). However, not always the navigation tools provide return correct indications; it’s always good do not ignore the road signs and our suggestions. Once you arrive in La Spezia, readily crosses the city following the signs for the 5 Terre and Portovenere. You reach a junction where the roads to these two destinations are separated. It ‘should be emphasized that, despite being a very special and beautiful places, Portovenere does not belong to the group of the 5 Terre. However, it is worth to note down this crossroads in the travel notes, as we invite you to visit, wherever possible. So take the uphill road and continue for 5 Terre Riomaggiore, the first of these is that you meet, after about 20 minutes.
Arriving to Riomaggiore by car is very easy. The reference point is the town of La Spezia, that can be reached from Genoa, Turin and north-western Italy by driving on the freeway/motorway A12 towards Livorno. From Milan, drive along the freeway/motorway A1 (towards Bologna) up to Parma, where you then have to take the junction for La Spezia. From Bergamo and Brescia it is better to drive on the freeway/motorway A21 Brescia-Piacenza up to Fiorenzuola d’Arda, then continue on the freeway/motorway A1 towards Parma and then take the freeway/motorway A15 up to La Spezia. Those coming from Triveneto can choose between two different options: from Verona, Vicenza, Trento and Bolzano drive along the Brennero-Modena road and once on the freeway/motorway A1 continue towards Parma to take then the freeway/motorway A15 up to La Spezia. From Treviso, Udine, Trieste, Venice, Padua and Rovigo cover the freeway/motorway A13 Padua-Bologna, then the A1 up to Parma and finally the A15 up to La Spezia. Those coming from the Adriatic ridge have to cover the freeway/motorway A14 towards Bologna, then the freeway/motorway A1 up to Parma and finally the freeway/motorway A15 up to La Spezia. From Livorno and Pisa one has to drive on the freeway/motorway A12 towards Genoa. From Florence drive on the freeway/motorway A11 Firenze-Mare (Florence-Sea) up to Viareggio, then towards Genoa up to La Spezia. From Rome and other localities in central-southern Italy one has to reach Florence and from then follow the above mentioned directions. For further information about trips, tolls and road system/conditions go to the website: www.autostrade.it.
PARKING IN RIOMAGGIORE
Once there you will have to look for a suitable parking. Riomaggiore is limited traffic zone (ZTL), basically a large pedestrian area; the access to the historic center and parking for up to 20 minutes, for loading and unloading luggage, are admitted between 08.00 am and 10.00 am and between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm (except Saturday afternoon and Holidays). The silos parking is located in correspondence of a bar which delimits the ZTL; the entrances for public parking are the n° 4 and n° 5/6, both on the left. The parking price goes from 3.50 € for the first hour, up to € 23.00 for 24 hours. The cash machine is located at the entrance 4. Alternatively you can leave the car outside the country, along the way. The parking of cycles and motorcycles is always for free; the reserved area for these vehicles is located near the silos, outdoor. However, we will be there when you arrive, to give support and accompany you to your accomodation place.