SciaccheTrail Vertical Race: sprint to new heights in Cinque Terre

Want to flex your physical prowess while on holiday in the Cinque Terre this December?  The brand new SciaccheTrail Vertical Race (brought to you by the group that organizes the highly successful SchiaccheTrail ultra trail run, which I’ve blogged about in the past here and here) could be just what you’re looking for.  This timed sprint will get your heart … Continue reading SciaccheTrail Vertical Race: sprint to new heights in Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre on high alert

Starting at 3am this morning (Friday, October 14, 2016) and ending tonight at midnight, the Cinque Terre and surrounding areas are on a maximum alert storm warning (color coding for the warning is red, the highest level of alert).  On the map below, the Cinque Terre falls within section C. Meteorologists are predicting exceedingly heavy rains … Continue reading Cinque Terre on high alert

Explora: The new transport option to discover the Cinque Terre

You probably already know that the main modes of transport in the Cinque Terre are foot, train and ferry.  Add to that the Explora 5 Terre, a new bus system that expands upon (and improves) the already existing bus service in the Cinque Terre.  Whereas before the ATC buses in the Cinque Terre traveled vertically … Continue reading Explora: The new transport option to discover the Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre National Park schedule for guided tours & excursions: August 2016

Here’s the latest schedule for the Cinque Terre National Park guided tours (of the villages) and excursions (read: hikes).  The cost is €2.50 per person (a great deal!) or free for those that have purchased the Cinque Terre Card (the all-inclusive park card which costs €16 per day). There’s also the possibility to add on … Continue reading Cinque Terre National Park schedule for guided tours & excursions: August 2016

The Italian S word every traveler should know: Sciopero

Sciopero.  Strike.  It’s a word that strikes fear into the hearts of travelers in Italy (pun intended). A little info, tips & advice on train strikes in Italy… Strikes in Italy are unlike strikes in other parts of the world.  I like to call them “convenience strikes.”  Being an American expat, I’m used to strikes that go … Continue reading The Italian S word every traveler should know: Sciopero