Traveling by train in Italy? You’ll want to read this post first

Italy is one of the best connected countries by train.  Many people travel the entire boot without even touching the seat of a car (including me, 15 years ago). Once you get the hang of it, traveling by train in Italy is pretty easy. However, when you consider that many travelers do not use public transport at … Continue reading Traveling by train in Italy? You’ll want to read this post first

Explora: The new transport option to discover the Cinque Terre

You probably already know that the main modes of transport in the Cinque Terre are foot, train and ferry.  Add to that the Explora 5 Terre, a new bus system that expands upon (and improves) the already existing bus service in the Cinque Terre.  Whereas before the ATC buses in the Cinque Terre traveled vertically … Continue reading Explora: The new transport option to discover the Cinque Terre

The Italian S word every traveler should know: Sciopero

Sciopero.  Strike.  It’s a word that strikes fear into the hearts of travelers in Italy (pun intended). A little info, tips & advice on train strikes in Italy… Strikes in Italy are unlike strikes in other parts of the world.  I like to call them “convenience strikes.”  Being an American expat, I’m used to strikes that go … Continue reading The Italian S word every traveler should know: Sciopero

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

Originally posted on Cinque Terre Insider:
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 historic centers of the… Continue reading PARKING: A great alternative for those driving to the Cinque Terre