Cinque Terre ferry schedule: April 15 through October 1, 2017

The following schedule and pricing is valid for ferries connecting the Cinque Terre villages (minus Corniglia, which is located off of the sea) and Portovenere. For Cinque Terre pricing look below the green header. Remember that a “reduced” ticket is the price for a child aged 6-11 years  (traveling with an adult). Children younger than … Continue reading Cinque Terre ferry schedule: April 15 through October 1, 2017

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