Cinque Terre Insider

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

The five Cinque Terre villages are under a level orange storm warning from 10pm on October 14 to 3pm on October 15, 2019


Amy Inman, also known as Cinque Terre Insider for her comprehensive knowledge and travel blog on this tiny section of the Italian Riviera, debuts on the Discovery Channel

Observations from American expat-cum-Cinque Terre local, Amy Inman, regarding her day spent with travel guru Rick Steves

We are in an age of instant gratification, where people want answers fast. Actually, faster than fast, they want them instantaneously with the click of a button (or tap of a touchscreen). Hence the success of the huge online travel agencies (or OTAs) like Booking(.com), AirBnB and Expedia, just to name a few. These OTAs …

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You may or may not know that arrival by car to the Cinque Terre can be a bit hairy and anything but convenient.  The roads are very narrow and winding, parking is extremely limited and quite expensive, there’s a pretty high risk of getting a ticket (if you accidentally enter the ZTL zones or park …

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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 …

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My little blog, which I started back in September of 2014, has blown me away.  I remember my tech guy (Ciao Francesco!) encouraging me to start a blog and me laughing and telling him, “The last thing I have time for is a blog.”  But here I am, a little over three years later with …

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