Fiera di San Giuseppe: A street fair that locals look forward to each year

Every village and city in Italy has a patron saint.  San Giuseppe (St. Joseph) is the patron saint of La Spezia, which is the nearest city to the Cinque Terre (just 8 minutes by train from Riomaggiore).   Aside from religious festivities, the city offers a huge street fair (fiera) with over 600 stands selling everything … Continue reading Fiera di San Giuseppe: A street fair that locals look forward to each year

Limit on the number of visitors to the Cinque Terre in 2016? Nope, not happening.

I’m back in the saddle after baby #2’s arrival and I have a lot of catching up to do here on the blog.  However,  I think it’s imperative to first get you all up to date regarding the misinformation that has been swirling in the global media in the past few days.  First, let me just clarify: THERE WILL … Continue reading Limit on the number of visitors to the Cinque Terre in 2016? Nope, not happening.