Hear, hear: You can finally purchase your Cinque Terre passes online 

You read that right, the promises have finally become a reality! You can *finally* purchase your Cinque Terre National Park passes online.  To purchase your passes (directly from the Cinque Terre National Park, this isn’t a third party platform) go to: https://card.parconazionale5terre.it/en You can purchase the hiking pass (called the Trekking Card) or the all-inclusive Cinque … Continue reading Hear, hear: You can finally purchase your Cinque Terre passes online 

Cinque Terre National Park guided tours & excursions: August 2017

For those heading to the Cinque Terre and seeking a guided experience, look no further. The Cinque Terre National Park offers a different guided option for each day of August. If you’ve purchased a Cinque Terre Card then the scheduled tours and excursions are free for you! If you don’t have the Cinque Terre Card … Continue reading Cinque Terre National Park guided tours & excursions: August 2017

The Beccara trail (#531) connecting Riomaggiore and Manarola

UPDATE July 27, 2017: As of this morning, the Beccara trail is currently closed to hikers until further notice. See more details on my blog post here. Since the closure of the Via dell’Amore (see my previous posts about it here and here), the ancient Beccara trail (number 531) that connects the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola has been … Continue reading The Beccara trail (#531) connecting Riomaggiore and Manarola

The underwhelming partial reopening of the Via dell’Amore

In early April, 2015, a small inauguration party was held with local politicians and Italian railway representatives for the reopening of circa 200 meters of the Via dell’Amore (Lovers’ Lane). This tract, considered the first of seven phases of the Via dell’Amore project, includes the beginning of the path from the train station in Manarola to the … Continue reading The underwhelming partial reopening of the Via dell’Amore