The Cinque Terre can be easily reached by train through the Ventimiglia-Genoa-Rome line. For further information on timetables and rail connections you may visit the Trenitalia web site.
If you take the A12 Motorway Genova-Livorno:
- exit the gate Carrodano-Levanto or Brugnato to reach Vernazza and Monterosso; take the SS1 and follow the directions for Pignone; then follow the signs for the Cinque Terre
If you arrive by plane, the nearest airports are the "Cristoforo Colombo" international airport in Genoa and the "Galileo Galilei" international airport in Pisa.
During the summer there is a daily boat service, which allows you not only to view and admire the whole of the Cinque Terre coastline and other places nearby, but also allows you to move about from village to village. For further information on timetables and connections visit the Navigazione Golfo dei Poeti web site.