July 24, 2015, 03:29 PM
Empoli to Cinque Terre by train
We found an agriturismo in Vinci, north of Empoli, and would like some advise/suggestions about visiting Cinque Terre by Train (Empoli train station is about 6 miles from our location). Currently, we have a car that we were going to drop off in Pisa, then head up to La Spezia (by train) and stay 2 nights to be able to tour Cinque Terre. Now that we have secured a place in Vinci, does anyone know if there is parking at the Empoli train station, is it cumbersome to travel to Cinque Terre? We would extend our rental car days and drive the 30 minutes to drop it off in Pisa before heading back to Rome.Thank you.
July 25, 2015, 04:44 PM
trains from Empoli
the train schedules show you have two options a faster ride BUT you will need to change trains or a slower ride (about 20-25minutes more) with no train change.
Personally I would go with the option that has no change, just less hassle (and less possibility to miss your train )
There is parking dedicated to the Empoli train station - however it is paid parking and it does have an opening and closing time...so be sure to check that before you plan your trip back from 5Terre. It opens at 6 am (which is probably not a problem)...but it closes at 10pm so be sure you are back in time.
July 27, 2015, 04:07 AM
Thank you for the advice/suggestions.