Reopening of the Via dell’Amore? Don’t hold your breath

Spring 2021.  That’s the projected reopening date for the Via dell’Amore, the beloved and world-famous Lovers’ Lane connecting the Cinque Terre villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola.  The path has been closed to the public since September of 2012 when a rock slide overtook a portion of the path and injured three Australian tourists.  Since then, only … Continue reading Reopening of the Via dell’Amore? Don’t hold your breath

Temporary closure of the Cinque Terre coastal trail (SVA) between Vernazza and Monterosso

Update, October 2017: Both sections of the SVA that were closed last month (between Monterosso and Vernazza and between Monterosso and Levanto) have reopened.  For info on trail status in the Cinque Terre, check out this post. Happy trails!  -Amy The coastal trail connecting the five villages of the Cinque Terre is currently closed between the … Continue reading Temporary closure of the Cinque Terre coastal trail (SVA) between Vernazza and Monterosso

Cinque Terre National Park guided tours & excursions: September 2017

Aaaaaaaah! September is *finally* here. After a scorching summer I’m ready for at least a slight drop in the temperatures. If that happens, hiking will be a pleasure again!  With that in mind, here’s the September schedule for the Cinque Terre National Park guided tours & excursions:  Keep in mind that if you’ve purchased a … Continue reading Cinque Terre National Park guided tours & excursions: September 2017

Take a detour on the “Terzo Binario” in Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore’s Sentiero del Terzo Binario was recently reopened to the public after years of closure due to landslide, sparking pleasure and nostalgia amongst locals.  This path, which is best for those able to climb steep stairs (definitely don’t attempt it with your luggage), clings to the cliffs above the sparkling Ligurian sea and offers glorious views. … Continue reading Take a detour on the “Terzo Binario” in Riomaggiore