Cinque Terre Insider

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

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

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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

The dreaded S word… sciopero. Strike. Tomorrow a national train strike has been called from 9am to 5pm. We won’t know the extent of the strike until tomorrow morning at 9. However, excluded from the strike are the TrenItalia trains in the Campania region (that’s the region where you will find Naples) and Italy’s high-speed …

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The peak-season schedule for the Cinque Terre ferries (including ferries to La Spezia, Portovenere and Levanto) has been released and will be in effect from April 20th to October 13th, 2019. Ferry times written in white are confirmed 7 days a week (sea conditions permitting, of course). For times that are written in red on …

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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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On March 30th the Consorzio Marittimo Turistico 5Terre Golfo dei Poeti will kick off the 2019 touristic season with the first ferry schedules of the year. These schedules will be valid from March 30th to April 19th, 2019. Starting on April 20th these schedules will be replaced with others offering even more options (as soon …

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It never ceases to amaze me that one of my most popular posts on the blog is about the Park Centro Stazione parking garage beneath La Spezia Centrale. I guess lots of you are googling parking options near the Cinque Terre? If you are unable to pre-book a space at Park Centro Stazione because the …

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