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Monterosso Train Station (Cinque Terre) Guide

Even though it ranks as the largest train station in scenic Cinque Terre, there are still only three tracks—all with views.

Guide to Monterosso Train Station (Cinque Terre)

Monterosso’s train station is the largest in the Cinque Terre and offers the most services. There are only three tracks, but both regional and high-speed trains stop here. Trains traveling south toward La Spezia and the other four towns in the Cinque Terre stop on track one and those traveling north out of the Cinque Terre toward Genoa on track three, accessed by an underground passage with stairs.

The station is located quite close to the tunnel where trains to and from La Spezia pass, and longer trains often remain partially inside the tunnel when stopped. The platform continues for a stretch inside the tunnel, so passengers can get on and off the train even if their car has stopped in the tunnel. The station has a bar, public restrooms, a staffed ticket office, and luggage storage.

The village of Monterosso has a new part next to the train station, and an old town, about a ten minute walk away. There are also shuttle buses between the station and the old town.

Monterosso al Mare’s train station dates from 1874, the year in which the Sestri Levante—La Spezia rail line running between the five Cinque Terre villages was inaugurated. The historic building, located in the new part of town directly above Fegina beach, maintains the charm of a sleepy provincial station, and faces inland toward the cliffside, though there are pretty views of the sea and village from the platform. 

 

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