What I learned after spending the day with Rick Steves in the Cinque Terre

Observations from American expat-cum-Cinque Terre local, Amy Inman, regarding her day spent with travel guru Rick Steves Continue reading What I learned after spending the day with Rick Steves in the Cinque Terre

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Cinque Terre photography retreat + photo sessions: August/September 2019

My dear friend and professional photographer, Nicole O’Neil, will be returning to her beloved Cinque Terre September 2-19, 2019 (I’ve actually blogged about her in the past).  For travelers as well as fellow shutterbugs, Nicole has two unique and highly sought after opportunities on offer while she’s here in the Cinque Terre. Professional Photo Sessions … Continue reading Cinque Terre photography retreat + photo sessions: August/September 2019

2019 Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Levanto, and La Spezia ferry schedule: April 20 to October 13, 2019

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 … Continue reading 2019 Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Levanto, and La Spezia ferry schedule: April 20 to October 13, 2019

5 months post-storm, the SP-227 road between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino has reopened

In late October 2018, an especially forceful storm passed through Liguria (the region in which the Cinque Terre villages are located). Luckily for us, the five villages had minimal damage but just up the coast from us Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure weren’t so lucky. The damage in the two seaside locales was quite extensive … Continue reading 5 months post-storm, the SP-227 road between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino has reopened