One of my favorite annual events is happening on August 17th

Each Italian village, town and city has its own patron saint and dedicated religious festivities. These celebrations are a point of pride and tradition for locals and you’ll see both the young and old participating. For more details on local holidays and celebrations, check out my previous post here.  On August 17th you can witness … Continue reading One of my favorite annual events is happening on August 17th

Hear, hear: You can finally purchase your Cinque Terre passes online 

You read that right, the promises have finally become a reality! You can *finally* purchase your Cinque Terre National Park passes online.  To purchase your passes (directly from the Cinque Terre National Park, this isn’t a third party platform) go to: https://card.parconazionale5terre.it/en You can purchase the hiking pass (called the Trekking Card) or the all-inclusive Cinque … Continue reading Hear, hear: You can finally purchase your Cinque Terre passes online 

Cinque Terre National Park guided tours & excursions: August 2017

For those heading to the Cinque Terre and seeking a guided experience, look no further. The Cinque Terre National Park offers a different guided option for each day of August. If you’ve purchased a Cinque Terre Card then the scheduled tours and excursions are free for you! If you don’t have the Cinque Terre Card … Continue reading Cinque Terre National Park guided tours & excursions: August 2017

5th annual Sciacchetrà Festival in Riomaggiore 

 On Saturday, July 22nd, the 5th annual Sciacchetrà Festival will be held in Riomaggiore. For those that don’t know, sciacchetrà (pronounced shock-keh-trah) is a highly prized local dessert wine made from select partially dried grapes (more details on sciacchetrà and other local specialties can be found here). The festival in Riomaggiore has events that take place … Continue reading 5th annual Sciacchetrà Festival in Riomaggiore