By car to Cinque Terre
All parking areas in Cinque Terre, Levanto and La Spezia are marked on the map. The best thing to do would be to leave the car in La Spezia and take the train to Cinque Terre (approx. 8 minutes to Riomaggiore, the nearest village).
If you are on vacation outside the peak tourist season, you will find parking available in the morning, even in the parking lots in Levanto and Monterosso. To go to these locations, however, it is much more convenient to use public transport.
Although neither the roads nor the parking areas are suitable for a large amount of traffic, it is possible to rent a car in Cinque Terre. It is easy to book online on this site with a discount of 30%.
Article was last updated in September, 2023.
Parking in La Spezia
The easiest option for motorists is to leave the car in La Spezia, given also that this city is the best starting point for traveling through the Cinque Terre and to Porto Venere; here, as well, there are more “capacious” parking areas compared to those of other places nearby.
Advantages: free bus to the city center, just 10 minutes' walk from the station. There is always parking available.
Address for the GPS navigator: Via della Pianta, 114, La Spezia.
Parking: Piazzale d’Armi
Cost: free (but in summer it is difficult to find a place).
Advantages: free bus to the port; you can get to the station in a ten minute walk from the parking area.
Address for the GPS navigator: Via XV Giugno, 637, La Spezia.
Parking: railway station
Cost: €1.50/h (€1.00/h at night), open 24 h.
Advantages: located under the station.
Address for the GPS navigator: Via Fiume, 143, La Spezia.
Parking: Porto Mirabello
Advantages: located close to the boats, and can get to Porto Venere and Cinque Terre from here.
Address for the GPS navigator: Viale Giovanni Amendola, 2, La Spezia.
Parking in Levanto
In summer on weekends and holidays the parking areas are full. Even in spring you will find a space only in the early morning. This is not the case on weekdays.
Parking: close to the railway station. Cost: €2/h, €15/24 h. Payment in advance. If you leave earlier, the difference will not be refunded.
Address: Levanto center, you will see a large parking lot near the viaduct where the station is located.
Parking in Monterosso
On weekends and holidays during summer it’s not always easy to find a place, while in winter there is a discount of 50%.
Fegina (on the coast, 300 places)
Cost: €2.5/h, maximum €25/day.
Address: Fegina, Monterosso, then follow the signs.
Loreto (100 places)
Cost: €2.5/h, maximum €18/day.
Address: Loreto, Monterosso. Pay attention to the map, the navigator does not show the location of the parking very well.
Parking in the localities of the Cinque Terre
Not good for parking, because there are very few places and the road that leads there is winding and narrow. The parking in Corniglia is inconvenient and we strongly advise you not to go to this village by car.
Parking in Vernazza (90 places)
Address: 1 km / 0.6 mile before you arrive in Vernazza; no entry permitted further on.
Parking in Manarola (80 places)
Address: located on the uphill road to Manarola.
Parking in Riomaggiore (170 places)
Cost: €4/h, maximum €35/day.
Address: located at the entrance to the village of Riomaggiore, then the road is closed.