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Accomodations in CT Italy

We are two senior women traveling on our own and looking for a moderatly priced and easily accessible room for 3 night. Not many stairs to climb.

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Which of the five Cinque Terre villages are you considering staying at?

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We spent a week in Vernazza. It is small and quaint, but the stairs from main street to the RR station are a challenge if you have luggage to carry.

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Lee,

Each of the five villages has their own unique character. I wouldn't suggest Vernazza simply because it's "recommended", especially given the criteria you stated of "easily accessible" (most places have lots of stairs).

Monterosso al Mare (the most northern of the villages) may be the best choice, as it has the best selection of Hotels and other lodgings, both in the newer part of town and the "old" part (through the tunnel). It's also relatively flat so provides easy walking, and has the best beach of all the villages. Corniglia may not be the best choice as it's on top of a rock bluff and you would need to take the small Shuttle from the train station or hike MANY stairs to reach the town. Manarola may be an option, but that would depend on what type of accommodations you want, and what range you consider to be "moderately priced"?

I'd suggest having a look at the Italy guidebook, as it has listings in different price ranges in each of the villages, and includes a brief description of each as well as contact information. Note that some of the small lodgings will reserve via credit card, but require CASH for payment of the bill.

Happy travels!

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Not sure...Rick says Vernazza but we have heard Monterosso may be better for us. Any sugestions are invited.

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I think Rick has an Easy Access Europe book. There might be something in it that can help you decide.