Cinque Terre Insider

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

The summer calendar for the Cinque Terre is teeming with events. Below I am posting schedules and fliers for the months of July, August and September. Keep checking back as I will continue to update this post as new calendars and fliers are released. Enjoy! Amy

Hello, July! Below you’ll find the July 2018 schedule for the Cinque Terre guided tours & excursions. If you have the Cinque Terre Card you can join these tours and excursions for free. If you’d like to buy the Cinque Terre Card in advance you’ll want to check out my post on the subject here.  …

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Hoping to take the ferry from the Cinque Terre (or Lerici, La Spezia, Portovenere or Levanto) to Portofino and back?  You’re in luck!  This seasonal service will start on July 2nd and continue until August 31st, 2018. The ferry will pass by picturesque San Fruttuoso and then stop for 3 hours in Portofino before heading …

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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 …

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Monterosso’s ProLoco has come up with a rich schedule of events for June: To help you out, I’ve translated the schedule to English for you: Saturday, June 2nd: Guided visits to the Capuchin monastery from 10am to 5:30pm Sacred music concert at 9:15pm at the village’s main church (San Giovanni Battista) Sunday, June 3rd: Corpus …

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I know many have been eagerly awaiting the release of the June 2018 schedule for the Cinque Terre guided tours & excursions.  Here it is! If you have the Cinque Terre Card you can join these tours and excursions for free (woot woot!). If you’d like to buy the Cinque Terre Card in advance you’ll …

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Are you planning to visit the Cinque Terre and wanting a guided tour or excursion? You’re in luck! The Cinque Terre Walking Park offers daily excursions (read: hikes) or tours of the villages themselves. If you have the Cinque Terre Card you can join in for free! If you don’t have the Cinque Terre Card …

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Due to a family emergency and an unexpected trip to the US, I have quite a few posts to publish to catch everyone up on the latest happenings in the Cinque Terre. Please bear with me! Below you will find the peak-season schedule for the Cinque Terre + Portovenere ferries. If you are planning on …

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Update:  If you’re looking for the most recent 2018 Cinque Terre ferry schedule check out my newer post here: Cinque Terre ferry schedule April 21-September 30, 2018 The Cinque Terre ferries will start running for the season on March 24th, 2018. The schedule I’ve posted below is in effect until April 20th, 2018. Planning to …

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Mark your calendar… Sciacchetrail, the Cinque Terre’s very own ultra trail race, is back for the 4th edition on Saturday, March 24th.  The ultra trail begins and ends in Monterosso (the fifth village of the Cinque Terre) and this year it’s a grueling 49.9 kilometers with an elevation change of 2,229 meters (*gulp*). Needless to …

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