Cinque Terre Insider

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

July 2021 schedule for national park guided waking tours and hiking excursions in the Cinque Terre, Italy

Traveling to the Cinque Terre? Find the Summer 2021 ferry schedule and pricing here.

A how-to guide on booking your spot at Monterosso’s public beaches in Cinque Terre, Italy

Expat blogger Amy Inman reveals honest insight into what life has been like for her family and livelihood during the Covid-19 pandemic in Cinque Terre, Italy

Italy was among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Western world. After two months of strict lockdown, the Bel Paese is finally starting to reopen. On May 4th we officially entered phase 2, a stage when we must learn to coexist with the virus and take extra safety precautions to prevent its …

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Considering calling off your 2020 Italian vacation because of the coronavirus? Hold your horses. The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have classified Italy as Level 2 and their advisory is directed at two specific subgroups of travelers: “Older adults and those with chronic medical conditions should consider postponing nonessential travel.” My advice? Unless …

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Please note: This is an ever-evolving story due to the dynamic nature of contagion. All data was correct at the time it was published. Periodic updates will be posted as footnotes to this post. Let me start by saying, as of today there have been zero confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Liguria (the region …

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Expect fewer trains running between the Cinque Terre villages during work on the railway lines

I can’t recall the last time that the entire region of Liguria was on a maximum level storm warning (code red). But tomorrow we are. The Cinque Terre will be on maximum alert from 12 noon to 12 midnight on Friday, December 20, 2019. Meteorologists are expecting heavy to torrential rains, gusty winds and rough …

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