Cinque Terre Insider

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

Things to see and do in Italy’s Cinque Terre during the month of August 2020

The nativity scene is a quintessential holiday tradition in Italy (the Christmas tree, although now just as popular, is considered imported). Most of us are familiar with static versions of the nativity scene but if you are lucky enough to happen upon a dynamic, live version the experience is magical. Monterosso will host its very …

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October 25th is a bittersweet day for me. On one hand, I think back to being at the hospital and the excitement surrounding the soon-to-be birth of my first child. On the other hand, the date marks the anniversary of the terrible flood and mudslides that devastated Vernazza and Monterosso (as well as the Val …

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Timetable and rates for the Cinque Terre ferries for the latter half of October 2019

Heading to the Cinque Terre this September? Don’t miss the national park’s calendar for guided tours and hikes!

Planning to be in the Cinque Terre this July? Check out the guided tours and excursions offered by the national park (with a nifty key and explanations). Enjoy!

Be in the know about upcoming events in the Cinque Terre by keeping an eye on this post

The June calendar for the Cinque Terre Walking Park has been released! See below for all the details: As you look at the schedule, be sure to keep in mind the color coding for each date: YELLOW = trekking (hiking) tour, appropriate footwear is required (either hiking shoes/boots or athletic trainers with decent tread) GREEN = trekking …

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Because of an extraordinarily wet and chilly May, Monterosso’s Festa del Limone was postponed and has been rescheduled for June 1, 2019. The Lemon Festival in Monterosso is a well-loved festival in the Cinque Terre. Shops create lemon-themed storefronts (they are vying for the title of the most beautiful window display) and locals bake their …

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