Cinque Terre Insider

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

In late October 2018, an especially forceful storm passed through Liguria (the region in which the Cinque Terre villages are located). Luckily for us, the five villages had minimal damage but just up the coast from us Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure weren’t so lucky. The damage in the two seaside locales was quite extensive …

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Some people will tell you that the Cinque Terre is a great day trip.  I’m here to tell you the opposite.  People that day trip to the Cinque Terre don’t see the best of it:  the early mornings and late evenings when the crowds clear out and the true beauty of the five villages shines …

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