The Cinque Terre Cards
In August 2001, the National Park of the Cinque Terre started some new initiatives for tourists. One such initiative is that a ticket is now needed in order to walk on the "Via Dell'amore" – the first part of the Cinque Terre trail. Tickets are also needed for the electric buses which connect the parking lots to the centre of the villages and the Center of Naturalistic Observations of Guardiola Tower.
The funds gathered from these tickets help with the maintenance of the Cinque Terre trail and park.
The Cinque Terre Card is one ticket you can purchase to simplify your visit to the Cinque Terre. When you purchase the Cinque Terre Card you get: unlimited travel in second class on the trains between Levanto and La Spezia, access to all the services of the National Park of the Cinque Terre, hiking on the "Via Dell'Amore" and the path for Guardiola tower.
You also receive the map of the walking paths (double format A4, with walking times and distances of the paths), the railway timetable, the ferries timetable, and the directory of the guaranteed products and services with the brand of quality of the park.
There is also available a version that includes in the price the use of the boats.
For more information call the National Park Cinque Terre: 0187.76.00.00.