By air The closest airports are Pisa and Genoa. Then, you can reach La Spezia by train or by car.
By train Direct trains from Milano/Genova or Firenze/Pisa stop in La Spezia Central station. There's an hourly train service to Manarola. The trip from La Spezia only lasts 10 minutes. For timetables and information: www.trenitalia.com
Il Porticciolo is in Via Birolli 92. It's 5 min walk from the train station. To get there, walk through the tunnel and then turn left and cross the square. Via Birolli starts after the flyover. Il Porticciolo is the first restaurant with veranda on the right.
By car Exit at La Spezia - Santo Stefano Magra of the A12 Genova-Livorno Motorway and A15 La Spezia-Parma.
At the end of the branch road, follow signs to Cinque Terre.
A panoramic 15 km long coastal road will lead you to Manarola. Leave the car in the parking place outside the village and then walk down towards the sea and pass the Church, Via Discovolo, the flyover. Via Birolli starts after the square.
Il Porticciolo is the first restaurant with veranda on the right.