If you are looking for how to organise a trip to Cinque Terre from Milan, you are in the right place. Due to the price of flights in high season and flights operating from Mallorca, our best airport was Milan, so we chose to visit Cinque Terre from Milan.
Cinque Terre from Milan: Everything you need to know to organise your trip
Cinque Terre is one of the most beautiful areas in Italy. At least for me. The downside of it is that it has become a very touristy place. But even so, there is no one who can deny its beauty.
In this article I will tell you everything you need to know to organise a trip to Cinque Terre from Milan. Even so, here are some articles about towns to visit in Cinque Terre:
- What to see in Riomaggiore
- What to see in Vernazza
📍Why Milan and not another airport?
There are several airports that are closer to Cinque Terre such as Pisa and Florence, however we chose Milan airport because it was the only one that was convenient for our dates.
You have to take into account that it is about 3 hours by train from Milan. So ideally you should be able to arrive in the city in the morning and be in Cinque Terre in the afternoon.
📍 Pros and Cons of visiting Cinque Terre from Milan
The great advantage of visiting Cinque Terre from this Italian city is that if you have time you can also visit some of the most emblematic places in Milan such as the Duomo, the Last Supper or the Teatro alla Scala.
However, the big disadvantage is the time it takes to get from Milan to Cinque Terre. Between flights and trains, you will need at least 3 full days.
Another option if you are short on time is to book an excursion to Cinque Terre from Milan.
Tour to Cinque Terre from Milan
This is the best option if you are short on time. It is not something I would recommend to someone who lives in Europe or who plans to visit Italy more often in the future because I think Cinque Terre needs two days to be seen at leisure.
However, if you have a short holiday or live on the other side of the pond, I would recommend this tour. In one day you can visit the villages of Cinque Terre for a couple of hours each and get the bug out of your system.
It will also give you a chance to see if it’s an area that appeals to you or not, so that you can come back in the future.