Cinque Terre Insider

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

September is here and I couldn’t be happier! I love the cooler temps and relaxed visitors that this month usually brings with it. And did I mention it’s a perfect month for hiking? Check out this month’s schedule below for guided tours & excursions: If you have the Cinque Terre Card you can join these …

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August has arrived and boy, is it hot! Be sure to have plenty of water with you and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! If you’re visiting Italy this month I recommend on checking out my post with 8 tips on how to survive a hot Italian summer. Below you’ll find the August 2018 schedule for the Cinque …

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A 24-hour national train strike has been announced for Italy from 9pm on Saturday, July 21st, to 9pm on Sunday, July 22nd. Not all trains are expected to be affected by the strike (Italy’s premier high speed Frecce trains as well as the trains connecting Roma Termini station and Fiumicino airport will be unaffected). A …

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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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