PARKING: A great alternative for those driving to the Cinque Terre

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 (due to the unique geography) and also quite expensive, and the historical centers of the villages are pedestrian-only. My advice?  Ditch … Continue reading PARKING: A great alternative for those driving to the Cinque Terre

What’s going on with the Via dell’Amore?

Update 2017:  The works on the Via dell’Amore are at a complete standstill.  The local city  hall is waiting on national public funds to be released to pay for the extensive repair costs.  It sounds like it could be a very, very long wait.  *sigh* The Via dell’Amore (Lovers’ Lane) connects the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola and … Continue reading What’s going on with the Via dell’Amore?

Where to stay in the Cinque Terre? Take my quiz to find out!

Riomaggiore.  Manarola.  Corniglia. Vernazza.  Monterosso.  Five villages.  Five choices.  Let me help you decide which village in the Cinque Terre would be best for you.  Take my quiz to find out. Keep in mind that the villages of the Cinque Terre are VERY close to one another (from the 1st to 5th village it’s just … Continue reading Where to stay in the Cinque Terre? Take my quiz to find out!