Cinque Terre Insider

American expat insight into Italy's fabulous "Five Lands"

Are you lucky enough to be in the Cinque Terre this weekend? If so, you won’t want to miss the San Giovanni Battista (St. John the Baptist) patron saint festivities in Riomaggiore and Monterosso. Here are their respective calendar of events:

What you won’t want to miss:

  • Riomaggiore’s religious procession at 9pm on Saturday, June 23rd
  • Monterosso’s concert at 9pm and bonfire at 10pm on Saturday, June 23rd (as this coincides with Riomaggiore’s festivities you’ll have to decide between the two villages)
  • Monterosso’s religious procession at 9pm, floating luminaries at 10pm and fireworks at 10:30pm on Sunday, June 24th

Wondering when Manarola, Corniglia and Vernazza have their patron saint celebrations? Check out my previous post here.



One thought on “Patron saint festivities in Riomaggiore and Monterosso this weekend

  1. Linda says:

    Oh boy I wish I was lucky enough to be in Cinque Terre. I was there only for a day trip with a tour. But, I will be back and I need to experience it on my own and at my own pace….. lingering in narrow stairways and paths…… feeding my eyes and soul on the quiet beauty.


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