Cinque Terre Insider

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

Heading to the Cinque Terre? Tips on the best airports to fly into with practical tips & advice

Italian rail employees have declared a 24-hour national train strike from 9pm on October 24th to 9pm on October 25th. Until the strike starts, we won’t know to what extent the it will be observed (and how much it will affect travelers). Keep in mind that even during a strike minimum service is required by …

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

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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