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How to get to Guvano Beach

It's public property now that Guvano is a nudist beach.
- You can access the beach by about 20 minute walk through a cool, moist, and dimly-lit unused train tunnel, but I advise not to use it  (you have to pay 5 euros per person: the price of this ticket is daylight robbery!)
- Otherwise, you can take the path from Corniglia to Vernazza; after about 15 minutes walk you'll find a plain on your left (see the picture below): maybe you can read "free beach" written on some stones on the ground.
Come si raggiunge la spiaggia di Guvano

E' oramai noto che Guvano č una spiaggia nudista.
- Si puņ accedere alla spiaggia camminando circa 20 minuti attraverso uno sporco, umido e mal illuminato tunnel, una volta sede della linea ferroviaria, ma io consiglio di non servirsene: viene richiesto un pedaggio di 5 euro a persona, una vera ruberia!
- Altrimenti, potete prendere il sentiero che da Corniglia porta a Vernazza; dopo circa 15 minuti di cammino troverete una piccola piana sulla vostra sinistra (come si vede nella foto sotto): probabilmente potrete leggere "spiaggia libera" scritto su qualche roccia a terra.
Leave the main way and turn left, taking the path towards the sea; after a few steps you'll be able to view the whole bay from the top: keep going down, following the path until you reach the beach. Abbandonate il sentiero principale e girate a sinistra, prendendo il sentiero verso mare; dopo pochi passi sarete in grado di vedere l'intera baia dall'alto: continuate a scendere, seguendo il sentiero fino alla spiaggia.



Planning visits to Portovenere and Lerici

Portovenere is a famous tourist resort, about twelve kilometres from La Spezia. Thanks to its particular position, Portovenere is very alluring, and is well worth a visit. Leaving from La Spezia, you take the bus that stops in Viale Garibaldi (see the map).
As an alternative, there is a boat service that links the Cinque Terre with Portovenere and the islands of La Spezia's gulf (Palmaria and Tino islands).
Lerici is a pretty resort too, that is located on the opposite side of the La Spezia's gulf. It's easy to get to (only eleven kilometres from La Spezia); the bus stop is right in front of the railway station. Bus tickets are on sale at the railway-station tobacconist's or at the newspaper-kiosks in the town.


CINQUE TERRE TRAIN TIMETABLE - VALID UNTIL 19 SEPTEMBER 2004

(A)(C)(A)(B)(B)(B)(A)(B)(A)(B)
La Spezia6.027.127.328.138.259.029.1510.0210.0210.0810.1511.20
Riomaggiore6.117.217.418.228.349.119.2410.1110.1110.1710.2411.29
Manarola6.147.247.448.258.379.149.27|10.1410.2010.2711.32
Corniglia6.187.287.488.298.419.189.31|10.1810.2410.3111.36
Vernazza6.227.327.528.338.459.229.35|10.2210.2810.3511.40
Monterosso6.277.377.578.388.509.279.4010.2010.2710.3310.4011.45
(B)(B)(D)
La Spezia11.3812.0412.2312.5513.1914.0414.3714.5015.0215.3816.0416.35
Riomaggiore11.4712.1212.3213.0413.2814.1214.4614.5915.1115.4716.1216.44
Manarola11.50|12.3513.0713.31|14.4915.0215.1415.50|16.47
Corniglia11.54|12.3913.1113.35|14.5315.0615.1815.54|16.51
Vernazza11.58|12.4313.1513.39|14.5715.1015.2215.58|16.55
Monterosso12.0312.2112.4813.2013.4414.2115.0215.1515.2716.0316.2117.00
(B)(B)
La Spezia17.0617.2218.0418.1518.5119.0219.3520.0420.2021.0521.2022.30
Riomaggiore17.1517.3118.1218.2419.0019.1119.4420.1220.29|21.2922.39
Manarola17.1817.34|18.2719.0319.1419.47|20.32|21.3222.42
Corniglia17.2217.38|18.3119.0719.1819.51|20.36|21.3622.46
Vernazza17.2617.42|18.3519.1119.2219.55|20.40|21.4022.50
Monterosso17.3117.4718.2118.4019.1619.2720.0020.2120.4521.1921.4522.55
(A)(C)(A)(B)(A)
Monterosso6.337.067.298.128.298.459.179.469.5810.1710.4510.49
Vernazza6.377.10|8.16|8.499.21|10.0210.2110.4910.53
Corniglia6.417.14|8.20|8.539.25|10.0610.2510.5310.57
Manarola6.447.17|8.23|8.569.28|10.0910.2810.5611.00
Riomaggiore6.477.20|8.268.388.599.3110.0510.1210.3110.5911.03
La Spezia6.547.277.428.338.459.069.3810.1210.1910.3811.0611.10
(B)(B)(B)(A)(D)
Monterosso11.3012.1112.3413.0013.3314.1114.1215.1915.4316.1716.2417.13
Vernazza11.3412.1512.3813.0413.3714.1514.1615.23|16.2116.2817.17
Corniglia11.3812.1912.4213.0813.4114.1914.2015.27|16.2516.3217.21
Manarola11.4112.2212.4513.1113.4414.2214.2315.30|16.2816.3517.24
Riomaggiore11.4412.2512.4813.1413.4714.2514.2615.3315.5216.3116.3817.27
La Spezia11.5112.3212.5513.2113.5414.3214.3315.4016.0016.3816.4517.34
(B)(B)(B)
Monterosso17.5518.0618.2818.4019.1419.2620.0020.2020.2720.3521.4322.3
Vernazza|18.1018.3218.4419.1819.30|20.2420.3120.39|22.36
Corniglia|18.1418.3618.4819.2219.34|20.2820.3520.43|22.40
Manarola|18.1718.3918.5119.2519.37|20.3120.38||22.43
Riomaggiore18.0318.2018.4218.5419.2819.4020.0820.3420.4120.5221.5222.46
La Spezia18.1018.2718.4919.0119.3519.4720.1520.4120.4820.5922.0022.53


(A): on weekdays only
(B): on holidays only
(C): on holidays only, until 06/06
(D): on Saturday and holidays only