If you are doing a round trip around Italy, renting a car can be a great alternative to relying on public transportation. The easiest way is to rent a car directly at the airport upon arrival. Car rental in Italy.
There are only a few parking lots in Cinque Terre and you will often find them at the entrance or outside the villages. Only Monterosso has parking lots in the city center. An other posibility is to park in the nearby town of Levanto and take the train to Cinque Terre. If you are visiting Cinque Terre only for a day, you can park in the city of La Spezia near the train station.
If you arrive by car, we recommend you to find an accomodation in Monterosso with private parking: Hotels in Monterosso.
The color of the lines on the parking spaces indicates the type of parking: white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking. When you park be sure that you do not park in areas reserved for residents (parcheggio residenti). The parking fines in Italy are expensive. Fines will be collected abroad.
Parking in Monterosso
There are two main parking areas in Monterosso:
In Fegina, the new part of town, there is a parking lot with 300 parking places near the beach, open 24/7 all year round. It is a 5 minute walk from the train station and 10 minutes from the boat docking point.
In Loreto, the old part of town, there is a parking lot with 100 parking places, open 24/7 all year round, at the entrance of the old part of Monterosso. It is a 15 minute walk from the train station and 5 minutes from the boat docking point.
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Parking in Vernazza
The Vernassoa Car Parking is located on the provincial road number 51, about 1 km before you reach Vernazza. This secure parking lot, with appr. 90 places, is open from 8am to 8pm. Other time on request. Free shuttle service down to Vernazza in 5 minutes. Parking fee: 2 euros/hour, 15 euros per day. It is recommended to reserve in advance. Tel: +39 333 267 7596.
The Cooperativa Vernazza Car Parking is on your right after the Vernassoa Parking. Opening hours: from 10am to 6pm. After this parking lot, do not try to drive further down the road as you will enter the ZTL area (only for residents) and fines can be rather high.
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Parking in Corniglia
You will find one big parking lot, 500 meters from the entance of the village, with appr. 60 parking places. Parking fee: 2.50 euros/hour, 20 euros/24 hours, 35 euros/2 days, 50 euros/3 days, 65 euros/4 days, 80 euros/5 days, 100 euros/6 days and 120 euros/7 days.
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Parking in Manarola
There is a parking lot at the entrance of Manarola just before the automatic barriers. Non-residents can not drive further on. Normally, during the day, there is a parking booth attendant available to help you. From here you can walk to the center of the villages in 10 minutes. Parking fee: 1 hour: 2.50 euros, 1 day: 20 euros, 2 days: 35 euros, 3 days: 50 euros, 4 days: 65 euros, 5 days: 80 euros, 6 days: 100 euros, 1 week: 120 euros
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Parking in Riomaggiore
The Rio Park car park is located at the entrance of the village with 60 parking places. The parking spaces are identified by the sign Rio Park and have barriers. The maximum height for cars is 1.95 m. It is not possible to reserve a parking place in advance. Parking fee: 3.50 euros/hour, 35 euros/day.
The Zorza car park is located along the road between Riomaggiore and Manarola. Parking fee: 1 euro/hour, 2.50 euro/hour for campers. Camping is not permitted. If you park here you can use the shuttle bus to Riomaggiore or Manarola for free.
You can also park along the panoramic road there are free parking spaces within the allowed spaces. From here you can reach the center of Riomaggiore via some paths or by shuttle bus.
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Parking in Levanto
It is easier to find both accommodation and parking in the nearby village Levanto. The main parking areas in Levanto are behind the railway station and near the waterfront.
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