Portofino City breaks – Portofino short breaks – Tigullio Gulf getting there - Portofino shuttle bus

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Tigullio Getting There, Italy

The Tigullio Gulf is easy to reach thanks to a convenient rail and road network and its proximity to two international airports.

By car: from Rome or Florence take the A11 Firenze-mare motorway, then take the A12 towards Genoa. From Milan take the A7 Milan-Genoa motorway and continue along the A12 towards La Spezia. From Venice or Bologna take the A1 Bologna-Milan motorway to Parma, then take the A15 to La Spezia and continue along the A12 towards Genoa.

By train: the Tigullio Gulf is on the Genoa-La Spezia rail line, with numerous trains running daily. Trains leave from Genoas Piazza Principe station. There are several direct trains from Turin, Milan and Rome. From Florence, change at Pisa. All coastal towns can be accessed by rail, with the exception of Portofino, which can be reached by shuttle bus service from Santa Margherita.
For timetables and information see Trenitalia website.

By air: the nearest airports to Tigullio and the Cinque Terre are Pisa "Galileo Galilei" and Genoa "Cristoforo Colombo". Both operate national and international flights run by traditional and low cost airlines.

By sea: a tourist sea service runs between Portofino and the Cinque Terre from April to September, with extra passages in August. A unique opportunity to savour the maritime villages and the beauties of the coastline.


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