From April 1st to November 1st, the trains that connect the Cinque Terre villages are dubbed the “Cinque Terre Express.” TrenItalia would like for you to think of the Cinque Terre Express as a light rail system for the five villages but the truth of the matter is that they are the same tracks and trains as … Continue reading What’s the Cinque Terre Express?
UPDATED: APRIL, 2018 The Cinque Terre are remote villages connected by a narrow and winding provincial road. While the villages are easiest to reach by train (which is why I recommend booking a parking space beneath La Spezia Centrale and taking the train just a few minutes to reach the Cinque Terre), some visitors decide to … Continue reading Free parking options in Riomaggiore
Updated: April, 2018 If you’re reading this, you’ve probably decided to forgo my advice to park beneath the station at La Spezia Centrale and train to the Cinque Terre (more details on that option can be found on my blog post here). I’m happy to report that since last year there have been significant improvements … Continue reading The 2018 payment parking situation in Riomaggiore
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
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
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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 (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
Did you know that if you board a regional train without validating your ticket in one of the machines at the station that you face up to a €200 fine? Ouch. If you pay the fine immediately on board to the controller the fine drops to €50 per person, but that’s still a very pricey lesson … Continue reading Travel Tip: Don’t make this expensive mistake on the trains